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    People of Note    

  History of Cryptology and Espionage  



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Benjamin deForest (Pat) Bayly

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Pat Bayly

If you click on the photo, you will be redirected to a webpage dedicated to Benjamin deForest (Pat) Bayly. I offer my many thanks to Evelyn Davis who has supplied much information and insight in regards to this man. Evelyn and her husband Les Davis also served at Camp X during WW-II - Les Davis was one of the Camp X "veterans" featured in the 1-hour "Camp X" documentary produced by Jeremy McCormack in 2001.

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Georges Bégué

     
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Georges Bégué

If you click on the photo, you will be redirected to a webpage dedicated to the memory of Georges Bégué. Born in Périgueux (France) on November 22, 1911, he was a wartime officer in the Special Operations Executive (SOE). He was a key figure in terms of the SOE establishing a network of British trained agents in France. He died in Falls Church, Virginia, on December 18, 1993. He was also a loving father and husband. Georges Bégué was the first SOE Section F agent to successfully parachute into France during the night of May 5th/6th 1941. He landed between Valençay and Levroux. Having trained as a "pianist" (or wireless operator), he was the crucial link in the development of several networks of SOE agents which provided a powerful focus of resistance activities. He is also credited with the invention of the system of messages personnels (or commonly referred to as coded messages) broadcast in the overseas services of the B.B.C.

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WW-II Canadian Casualties - Tempsford Squadron 138   WW-II Canadian Casualties - Tempsford Squadron 161

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WW-II Canadian Casualties - Tempsford

This website is dedicated to the memory of those Canadians who lost their lives while serving at Tempsford during WW-II. Tempsford provided air support to the Special Operations Executive in regards to their missions in Europe - e.g. flying/parachuting agents and supplies. The squadrons involved were 138 and 161.

One very meaningful and interesting article is one written by Jack Galbraith in the 2013 spring edition of the Tempsford Veterans and Relatives Association Newsletter titled "Tempsford’s Contribution in WWII". Mr. Galbraith was part of the RAF crews who flew special missions such as dropping SOE agents into various parts of Europe. Sadly, Mr. Galbraith passed away on 31 August 2013.

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Elizebeth S. Friedman

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Elizebeth S. Friedman

It has been acknowledged that although she was the wife of the famed William F. Friedman, Elizebeth also accomplished many cryptologic successes in her long career as cryptanalyst. Other Related websites:

William F. Friedman

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William F. Friedman

There are many websites devoted to historical details on the many accomplishments by the famed cryptologist William Friedman. Other Related websites:

Igor Gouzenko

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Igor Gouzenko

On the night of 5 September 1945, Igor Gouzenko made a momentous decision to defect to Canada while bringing with him proof that the Soviets were spying on Canadians and Americans. He did so with his pregnant wife and 2 year old son in tow. Through much trial and tribulation that follow over the next 48 hours, he is eventually taken under protective custody by the RCMP - thus begins the Cold War.

There are many websites devoted to historical details regarding Igor Gouzenko including this excellent one on Wikipedia. My webpage is dedicated to the memory of Igor Gouzenko and especially his significance to the Western World including Canada in regards to the Soviet threat and thus began the Cold War.

Sir William Stephenson

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Sir William Stephenson
"Intrepid"

William Samuel Clouston Stephenson, M.C., D.F.C., Croix de Guerre with Palm, was born on Point Douglas in Winnipeg, January 23, 1897.

When Winston Churchill became England's Prime Minister in 1940, he needed a man to coordinate counter-espionage, anti-sabotage and secret intelligence extending to both North and South America. He had selected William Stephenson.

Just before the fall of France, Stephenson reached New York and established British Security Coordination (BSC)at the Rockefeller Centre. BSC carried out numerous assignments in North America for various branches of the British Secret Service. Before the war was over the headquarters staff in New York exceeded 1000, many of whom were Canadians including military personnel and civilians.

Sir William Stephenson was also a key player when cipher clerk Igor Gouzenko fled the Soviet Embassy in September 1945. Stephenson strongly urged that this source of information be tapped and steps taken to protect Gouzenko and his family - the Gouzenko family was relocated at Camp X in Whitby Ontario.

Stephenson died on 31 January 1989, aged 92, in Paget, Bermuda.

There are several websites which provide historical details on Sir William Stephenson including:
William Tutte

     
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Dr. William Tutte

Dr. William (Bill) Tutte was instrumental in breaking Fish and in particular Tunny for which he had done critical research and analysis at Bletchley Park during WW-II. Tunny was a high-level command German cryptographic teletypewriter with very sophisticated encryption for its time. After coming to Canada after WW-II, he taught mathematics at the University of Toronto to eventually become a professor in combinatorics at the University of Waterloo in 1962.

I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Dr. Tutte in 1999 when he came to visit Ottawa to give a presentation on "Fish and I" for which a PDF copy is still available online from the University of Waterloo.

Herbert Yardley

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Herbert O. Yardley
I have dedicated a webpage to this most famous/provocative cryptologist whose professional climax was during WW-I in codebreaking for the United States. He became famous for the publication of "The American Black Chamber" in 1931. The webpage also presents various crypto puzzles and games he published in various publications and magazines. He also wrote "The Blonde Countess" for which the film "Rendez-Vous" was based. Another classic book he authored in the late 1950's was "The Education of a Poker Player" as he himself enjoyed a good game of Poker.



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