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Author Bou, Jean, author

Title MacArthur's secret Bureau : the story of the Central Bureau, General MacArthur's signals intelligence organisation / Jean Bou
Published Loftus, N.S.W. : Australian Military History Publications, 2012
Loftus, NSW : Australian Military History Publications, 2012

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 MELB  940.548673 Macart Bou/Msb  AVAILABLE
Description x, 132 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Summary Among the first things General Douglas MacArthur did after finding refuge in Australia from the Japanese onslaught in 1942 was to see to the establishment of his own signals intelligence code-breaking unit. This organisation, called Central Bureau, was up and running by mid-1942. It worked until the end of the war in the Pacific to gather intelligence on Japanese operations by eavesdropping on their communications and breaking their codes. The bureau was stunningly successful and the intelligence that it gathered played an important role in operations from New Guinea to the Philippines
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964.
Allied Forces. South West Pacific Area. Central Bureau Brisbane.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence -- Pacific Area.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area -- Cryptography.
ISBN 9780987238719 (paperback)
Other Titles Story of the Central Bureau, General MacArthur's signals intelligence organisation