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David Kahn (II)

David Kahn was born in 1930. He is known for his work on Ciphers, Codes & Codebreakers (2007), Real Fear: The Truth Behind the Movies (2012) and U-571 (2000). See full bio »


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Ciphers, Codes & Codebreakers
Ciphers, Codes & Codebreakers Himself - Historian of Cryptology
Real Fear: The Truth Behind the Movies
Real Fear: The Truth Behind the Movies Himself - Former Newsday Reporter
U-571 Miscellaneous Crew
Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War
Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War Himself - Historian, Author 'The Codebreakers'


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 2000 U-571 (cryptographic consultant - as Dr. David Kahn)
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 2012 Real Fear: The Truth Behind the Movies (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Former Newsday Reporter
 2007 Ciphers, Codes & Codebreakers (Video documentary short)
Himself - Historian of Cryptology
 2004 Conspiracy? (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Author, The Codebreakers
- FDR and Pearl Harbor (2004) ... Himself - Author, The Codebreakers
 2000 U-571: Inside the Enigma (Video documentary short)
 1998 Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Historian, Author 'The Codebreakers'
- D-Day Deceptions ... Himself - Historian, Author 'The Codebreakers'
- The Battle of the Atlantic ... Himself - Historian, Author 'The Codebreakers'
- Tools of Deception ... Himself - Historian, Author 'The Codebreakers'
 1978 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Author
- Episode #16.206 (1978) ... Himself - Author

Personal Details

Other Works:

His books include the definitive history of cryptography, "The Codebreakers" (1967, revised 1996, Scribner's, ISBN 0684831309 ); also "Seizing the Enigma" and "Hitler's Spies". See more »

Alternate Names:

Dr. David Kahn

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Awarded a medal from the National Security Agency for his "dedication and unsurpassed service to the cryptologic community", 8 May 2004. See more »

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