[ilds] Enigma Machine

Richard Pine richardpin at eircom.net
Mon Jul 23 00:43:28 PDT 2007


Is this the same Anwar Sadat who became (?) President of Egypt?
RP
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Haag" <michaelhaag at btinternet.com>
To: "Bruce Redwine" <bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>; <ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2007 9:49 PM
Subject: Re: [ilds] Enigma Machine


> Du Maurier wrote Rebecca in Alexandria.  The Germans in the Western 
> Desert used Rebecca as their code book when communicating with their 
> spy in Cairo.  Their spy was an Alexandrian, half Egyptian, half 
> German, called John Eppler, and he operated a wireless on a houseboat 
> in the Nile.  He was assisted by an Egyptian officer called Anwar 
> Sadat.  Eppler was delivered to Cairo across the Western Desert by 
> Count Almasy, the English Patient.  One of the men who arrested Eppler 
> was John Cromer Braun, the man who interviewed Durrell as he stepped 
> off the boat in Alexandria in 1941.  Durrell and Eppler later met in 
> Paris and got on well.
> 
> It is not Rebecca that is Durrell's life story.  But the role played by 
> Rebecca in the war is the role played by Durrell's life story in 
> decoding his poems.
> 
> :Michael
> 
> 
> On Sunday, July 22, 2007, at 09:21  pm, Bruce Redwine wrote:
> 
>> I haven't read du Maurier's Rebecca.  Think I'll rent the Hitchock 
>> movie instead (1940).  Do you think Durrell saw the film?
>>
>> Bruce
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Michael Haag <michaelhaag at btinternet.com>
>>> Sent: Jul 22, 2007 11:46 AM
>>> To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>>> Subject: Re: [ilds] Enigma Machine
>>>
>>>
>>> Durrell's Rebecca is his life story.
>>>
>>> :Michael
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sunday, July 22, 2007, at 07:22  pm, william godshalk wrote:
>>>
>>>> Very nice idea! An encryption machine. So we have to break the code 
>>>> of
>>>> Durrell Enigma Machine. Too bad we don't have his copy of Rebecca.
>>
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