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Denniston, Alexander Guthrie [Alastair] (1881–1961), cryptanalyst and intelligence officer

F. H. Hinsley

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/32783

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Denniston, Alexander Guthrie [Alastair] (1881–1961), cryptanalyst and intelligence officer, was born on 1 December 1881 at Greenock, the eldest child of James Denniston, a medical practitioner, and his wife, Agnes Guthrie. He was educated at Bowdon College, Cheshire, and at the universities of ...

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Subjects: Military History ; Warfare and Defence ; Numerical and Computational Mathematics

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