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Mon Jan 11, 2021, 11:05 PM

The Codebreaker WIFE. MOTHER. SECRET AMERICAN HERO. American Experience

The Codebreaker
WIFE. MOTHER. SECRET AMERICAN HERO.

Full Episode Here:

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/codebreaker/#part01


Elizebeth Friedman: Cryptanalyst Pioneer


Film Description
Based on the book The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies, The Codebreaker reveals the fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst whose painstaking work to decode thousands of messages for the U.S. government would send infamous gangsters to prison in the 1930s and bring down a massive, near-invisible Nazi spy ring in WWII. Her remarkable contributions would come to light decades after her death, when secret government files were unsealed. But together with her husband, the legendary cryptologist William Friedman, Elizebeth helped develop the methods that led to the creation of the powerful new science of cryptology and laid the foundation for modern codebreaking today.

ARTICLE
William and Elizebeth Friedman and the NSA’s “Secrecy Virus”

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/codebreaker-william-and-elizebeth-friedman-nsa-secrecy-virus/


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The film highlights this incredible woman's contributions to strategic war cryptology development with the limitations of being an invaluable person, who is a woman, in US military spy history.
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littlemissmartypants Jan 2021 OP
elleng Jan 2021 #1
littlemissmartypants Jan 2021 #4
brer cat Jan 2021 #2
littlemissmartypants Jan 2021 #5
Enterstageleft Jan 2021 #3
littlemissmartypants Jan 2021 #6
redqueen Jan 2021 #7
littlemissmartypants Jan 2021 #8

Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 11:06 PM

1. THANKS, lmsp!!!

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 11:26 PM

4. You're welcome, elleng. She's really remarkable. ❤ nt

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 11:10 PM

2. She sounds like a fascinating woman.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 11:29 PM

5. Definitely. I hope you get to watch it or at least read her story.

No telling how many more of these stories we will never hear, brer cat. ❤ lmsp

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 11:19 PM

3. They should make a movie about her...

Like the three amazing women who were featured in "Hidden Figures"

TRUE American heroine's that put to rest the "Men are better that women" bullshit.

That's why we need more women in congress, state positions of power, judicial positions, and local governments.

Que Stacy Abrams, Kamala Harris, dozens of others...and never forget the one who helped start it...Hillary Clinton.

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Response to Enterstageleft (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 11:37 PM

6. Someone definitely should.

I wonder if Shonda Rhimes or Eva DuVernay know about her, Enterstageleft. They are two amazing writer, director, producers who could definitely get the job done right.

Thanks so much for your inspirational reply!

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 11:18 AM

7. Thanks for sharing this.

💜

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Response to redqueen (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 05:08 PM

8. You're welcome, redqueen. ❤ nt

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