David Kahn

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Kahn, David. "The Annotated The American Black Chamber." Cryptologia 9, no. 1 (Jan. 1985): 1-37.

Kahn, David. "Charles J. Mendelsohn and Why I Envy Him." Cryptologia 28, no. 1 (Jan. 2004): 1-17.

Kahn refers to Mendelsohn (1880-1939) as "the first real scholar of the history of cryptology.... Still, the activity with which Mendelsohn's name will be forever associated is ... his collection of antiquarian books on cryptology."

Kahn, David. "Churchill Pleads for the Intercepts." Cryptologia 6, no. 1 (Jan. 1982): 47-49.

According to Sexton, this article reprints "letters from Winston Churchill to Austen Chamberlain in which the former pressed for access to intercepts in the 1920s." [UK/Interwar]

Kahn, David. The Codebreakers: The Story of Secret Writing. New York: Macmillan, 1967. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1967. Abridged ed. [pb] New York: Signet, 1973. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1974. The Codebreakers: The Comprehensive History of Secret Communication from Ancient Times to the Internet. Rev. ed. New York: Scribner, 1996.

Kahn, David. "Codebreaking in World War I and II: The Major Successes and Failures, Their Causes and Their Effects." Historical Journal 23, no. 3 (Sep. 1980): 617-639. In The Missing Dimension: Governments and Intelligence Communities in the Twentieth Century, eds. Christopher Andrew and David C. Dilks, 138-158. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1984. London: Macmillan, 1984.

Kahn, David. "Cryptology Goes Public." Foreign Affairs 58, no. 1 (Fall 1979): 141-159.

Kahn, David. "Edward Bell and His Zimmermann Telegram Memorandum." Intelligence and National Security 14, no. 3 (Autumn 1999): 143-159.

Kahn provides biographic details on the U.S. diplomat who liaised with British intelligence in London with regard to the Zimmermann Telegram. Included are two memoranda by Bell and one by Nigel de Grey, the Room 40 solver of the telegram. [WWI/Zimmermann]

Kahn, David. "Finland's Codebreaking in World War II." In In the Name of Intelligence: Essays in Honor of Walter Pforzheimer, eds. Hayden B. Peake and Samuel Halpern, 329-347. Washington, DC: NIBC Press, 1994.

Rislakki, IJI&C 21.3 (Fall 2008), p. 485/fn. 52, calls this a "well-informed article." [WWII/Eur/Finland]

Kahn, David. "The Fonds de Moscou, TICOM, and the Nerve of a Spy." Intelligence and National Security 24, no. 6 (Dec. 2009): 865-875.

The author reviews French pre-war documents (the Fonds de Moscou), returned to France after being held in the Soviet Union; German pre-war documents (TICOM) previously held in the United Kingdom and returned to the Federal Republic; and a 1930 document concerning the activities of Hans-Thilo Schmidt. [France/Interwar; Germany/Interwar]

Kahn, David.

1. "The Forschungsamt: Nazi Germany's Most Secret Communications Intelligence Agency." Cryptologia 2, no. 1 (Jan. 1978): 12-19.

The Forschungsamt (Research Office) was the German organization that monitored telecommunications traffic in Germany. Sexton says that this is a "well-researched account."

2. "German Military Eavesdroppers." Cryptologia 1, no. 4 (Oct. 1977): 378-380. [WWII/Eur/Ger]

Kahn, David. "Friedman's Life." Cryptologia 2, no. 2 (Apr. 1978): 122-123.

Kahn, David, ed. "From the Archives: Britain Reveals Its Bombe to America." Cryptologia 26, no. 2 (Apr. 2002): 124-128.

Memoranda from "C" (Admiral Sinclair) and Alastair Dennison make it clear that the early 1941 U.S. delegation was told of the existence of the bombes. [UK/Ultra; WWII/Magic/Coop]

Kahn, David, ed. "From the Archives: Codetalkers Not Wanted." Cryptologia 29, no. 1 (Jan. 2005): 76-87.

Kahn introduces and presents some documents pertaining to the use (or non-use) of Native Americans as codetalkers for secrecy in radiotelephonic communications by the military in World War II. [WWII/FEPac/Codetalkers & Gen]

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