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Some of this has been public knowledge for at least 28 years.

N.E. Brigand
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Sep 16 2009, 7:31pm


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Some of this has been public knowledge for at least 28 years. [In reply to] Can't Post

While many of the details in this article are new (at least to me), Tolkien's brief training in cryptography for the war effort is mentioned in an editorial footnote in his letters, which were published in 1981.

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JRR Tolkien trained as British spy News from Bree Send a private message to News from Bree Sep 16 2009, 2:47pm
    This is a fascinating article. silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Sep 16 2009, 4:35pm
        Alan Turing acheron Send a private message to acheron Sep 16 2009, 5:00pm
            I'm an admirer of Turing too. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Sep 16 2009, 8:41pm
                I really liked my undergraduate computability class acheron Send a private message to acheron Sep 17 2009, 2:18am
    I'm wonder if the Tolkien Estate was approached... Snaga Send a private message to Snaga Sep 16 2009, 7:12pm
    Some of this has been public knowledge for at least 28 years. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Sep 16 2009, 7:31pm
    I cannot read the fiery letters. Sauron must have been using a four-rotor Enigma./ L. Ron Halfelven Send a private message to L. Ron Halfelven Sep 16 2009, 7:35pm
    After they parachuted into Berlin by night, Tolkien was appalled when Turing blew their cover by mincing down the Unter der Linden... squire Send a private message to squire Sep 16 2009, 9:19pm
        Well said entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Sep 16 2009, 10:22pm
            It's a pity that some journalists feel like they must do this to sell a story Ainu Laire Send a private message to Ainu Laire Sep 17 2009, 1:05am
        on the other hand, you have different fingers acheron Send a private message to acheron Sep 17 2009, 2:30am
            Thanks for those details squire Send a private message to squire Sep 17 2009, 3:15am
            completely off this subject: I love your subject line! a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Sep 18 2009, 12:28am
                lol acheron Send a private message to acheron Sep 18 2009, 3:32am

 
 
 

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