Spy Web: International Espionage (1999): S01E05 – Code Breakers


A 1999 history documentary series about spying and intelligence-gathering hosted by Stan Watt.


The fascinating story of 20th Century’s efforts by all sides to break down the enemy’s signals security, to protect the sender’s signals and penetrate the enemy’s secret communications. Many battles in the last 100 years have been won or lost because one side or the other could read its opponent’s intercepted messages. From the famous Zimmerman Telegram in April 1917 through to the breaking of the Japanese Purple codes and the more recent Russian codes, trace the history of 20th Century code breaking.

Spy Web: International Espionage Series

You can find a full index of Spy Web: International Espionage here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Distributor(s): History Channel.
  • Release Date: 1999.
  • Running time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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