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Crew wires where charged by the word 5 letters been classed as a word, a code book which could be used by a crewman and his wife would simplify long messages and keep costs down, the sender must have given a book to the receiver of the message with exactly the same codeing. This was done by placing random alpha numeric letters on each page. As each man chose different random letters each books code would be undecipherable to someone who did not have the exact copy.

   

 

EXAMPLE

PM,ZP,YW - This would constitute using just over one word but if sent without the above code book would be : All is quite well here, Nothing to be alarmed at, Missing you my darling.

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