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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.

Downloads.. Rubaiyat Whitcomb & Tombs & Boxall editions, US Army 1945 Radio Operators Manual, CIA Style Guide, MI9 Code, Miniature Writing, Download Documents

Download: Rubaiyat, Micro and Miniature Writing, Various Manuals

Miniature and micro writing has a history that goes back thousands of years, and probably the Cuneiform Tablets on display at the British Museum would be the earliest known form. You can read much more about the history of microwriting on our sister blog, microwriters.blogspot.com.au:

Micro Writing & Espionage
Whilst there is no formalised set of information on Secret and/or Miniature Writing and it's use in the World of Espionage, there are some examples and on this page we will develop a set of documents, images and links as a resource for those interested. The book is underway and that will be released by April 2013.

The first set of information contains documents that discuss 'Secret Writing' in Espionage as used since the early 1900's and in my view for many hundreds if not thousands of years before then.

Be aware that some of these documents are written in French or German but there is always a translation later in the document:

1. Secret Writing Methods

2. MI9 Code

3. CIA Style Guide for Intelligence Report Writing

4. US Army Radio Operators Manual

5. Rubaiyat Courage & Friendship edition. Whitcomb & Tombs

6. Rubaiyat, Boxall Edition

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