Room 40 and German intrigues in Morocco: re-assessing the operational impact of diplomatic cryptanalysis during World War I

@article{Richards2017Room4A,
  title={Room 40 and German intrigues in Morocco: re-assessing the operational impact of diplomatic cryptanalysis during World War I},
  author={Harry Richards},
  journal={Intelligence and National Security},
  year={2017},
  volume={32},
  pages={833 - 848}
}
  • Harry Richards
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science
  • Intelligence and National Security
Abstract During World War I, Germany sought to provoke numerous insurrections throughout the British and French Empires. Examining the influence of signals intelligence within one of these colonial settings provides an opportunity to measure the operational importance of wartime cryptanalysis. Through a careful analysis of the original intercepts, this article reconstructs the responses of Room 40, the Admiralty’s cryptology department, to Germany’s Moroccan intrigues and highlights the… Expand