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The Somerton Man Case. The body of a man found on an Australian beach close to a major Atomic Testing ground, he was probably poisoned, a copy of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and an unbroken Code page found and associated to him. Set against a Cold War background in 1948, was this man a spy? We think so and this blog focuses on the evidence that was left behind and in some cases missed, the Code page, Dry Cleaning numbers, A Poem and a small, torn piece of paper bearing the words TAMAM SHUD.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

The Code. Was it a variant of this MI9 created code for POWs?

Recently a UK Mathematician apparently 'cracked' the code contained in some personal letters sent by a British POW to his family.

What was different about this code was that it used very ordinary letters home to carry hidden codes to British Intelligence.

Above is an image of the real heart of the code, a simple number table.

MI9 was the British Intelligence unit charged with training British officers in the use of top secret codes which they could then use in the event they were captured by the enemy. Amongst the 'kit' supplied by MI9, as described in their catalogue 'Per Ardua Libertas', was the details of the code.

A copy of that has come the way of this blog and you can download it here..

The question is was the so called 'Omar Code' a variant or derivative of the MI9 code? Is this what the numbers found on the code page and within various letters relate to?

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