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Swedish National Defence Radio Establishment
The National Defence Radio Establishment
National Defence Radio Establishment
(Swedish: Försvarets radioanstalt, FRA) is a Swedish government agency organised under the Ministry of Defence
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Coat Of Arms
A coat of arms is an heraldic visual design on an escutcheon (i.e., shield), surcoat, or tabard. The coat of arms on an escutcheon forms the central element of the full heraldic achievement which in its whole consists of shield, supporters, crest, and motto
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Soviet Union
The Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(Russian: Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. Sovétsky Soyúz, IPA: [sɐˈvʲɛt͡skʲɪj sɐˈjus] ( listen)), officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyúz Sovétskikh Sotsialistícheskikh Respúblik, IPA: [sɐˈjus sɐˈvʲɛtskʲɪx sətsɨəlʲɪsˈtʲitɕɪskʲɪx rʲɪˈspublʲɪk] ( listen)), abbreviated as the USSR (Russian: СССР, tr. SSSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia
Eurasia
that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics,[a] its government and economy were highly centralized. The country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow
Moscow
as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
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Defence Staff (Sweden)
Staff may refer to:Contents1 Stick 2 People 3 Other uses 4 See alsoStick[edit] Staff of office, a stick that indicates a position Staff (railway signalling), a token authorizing a locomotive driver to use a particular stretch of single track Level staff, also called levelling rod, a graduated rod for comparing heights Fire staff, a staff of wood or metal and Kevlar, used for fire dancing and performance Flagstaff, on which a flag is flown Marotte, a staff with a carved image o
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Wehrmacht
The Wehrmacht (German pronunciation: [ˈveːɐ̯maxt] ( listen), lit. "defence force")[N 2] were the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
from 1935 to 1946. It consisted of the Heer (army), the Kriegsmarine
Kriegsmarine
(navy) and the Luftwaffe
Luftwaffe
(air force).[4] The designation Wehrmacht
Wehrmacht
replaced the previously used term Reichswehr, and was the manifestation of Nazi Germany's efforts to rearm the nation to a greater extent than the Treaty of Versailles
Treaty of Versailles
permitted.[5] After the Nazi seizure of power
Nazi seizure of power
in 1933, one of Adolf Hitler's most overt and audacious moves was to establish the Wehrmacht, a modern armed force fully capable of offensive use
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Telephone Network
A telephone network is a telecommunications network used for telephone calls between two or more parties. There are a number of different types of telephone network:A landline network where the telephones must be directly wired into a single telephone exchange. This is known as the public switched telephone network or PSTN. A wireless network where the telephones are mobile and can move around anywhere within the coverage area. A private network where a closed group of telephones are connected primarily to each other and use a gateway to reach the outside world. This is usually used inside companies and call centres and is called a private branch exchange (PBX). Integrated Services Digital Network
Integrated Services Digital Network
(ISDN)Public telephone operators (PTOs) own and build networks of the first two types and provide services to the public under license from the national government
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Geheimfernschreiber
The Siemens & Halske T52, also known as the Geheimschreiber[1] ("secret teleprinter"), or Schlüsselfernschreibmaschine (SFM), was a World War II
World War II
German cipher machine and teleprinter produced by the electrical engineering firm Siemens & Halske. The instrument and its traffic were codenamed Sturgeon
Sturgeon
by British cryptanalysts. While the Enigma machine
Enigma machine
was generally used by field units, the T52 was an online machine used by Luftwaffe
Luftwaffe
and German Navy units, which could support the heavy machine, teletypewriter and attendant fixed circuits
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Arne Beurling
Arne Carl-August Beurling (3 February 1905 – 20 November 1986) was a Swedish mathematician and professor of mathematics at Uppsala University (1937–1954) and later at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Beurling worked extensively in harmonic analysis, complex analysis and potential theory. The "Beurling factorization" helped mathematical scientists to understand the Wold decomposition, and inspired further work on the invariant subspaces of linear operators and operator algebras, e.g. Håkan Hedenmalm's factorization theorem for Bergman spaces.Contents1 Career 2 World War II 3 Later life 4 Personal life 5 In popular culture 6 Awards 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksCareer[edit] Beurling was born in Gothenburg, Sweden
Sweden
and was the son of the landowner Konrad Beurling and baroness Elsa Raab
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David Kahn (writer)
David Kahn (b. February 7, 1930[1]) is a US historian, journalist and writer. He has written extensively on the history of cryptography and military intelligence. Kahn's first published book, The Codebreakers
The Codebreakers
- The Story of Secret Writing (1967), has been widely considered to be a definitive account of the history of cryptography.[2]Contents1 Biography 2 The Codebreakers 3 Later career 4 Publications 5 References 6 Sources 7 External linksBiography[edit] David Kahn was born in New York City to Florence Abraham Kahn, a glass manufacturer, and Jesse Kahn, a lawyer. Kahn has said he traces his interest in cryptography to reading Fletcher Pratt's Secret and Urgent as a boy. Kahn is a founding editor of the Cryptologia journal. In 1969, Kahn married Susanne Fiedler; they are now divorced. They have two sons, Oliver and Michael.[1][3] He attended Bucknell University
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World War II
Allied victoryCollapse of Nazi Germany Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires Dissolution of the League of Nations Creation of the United Nations Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers Beginning of the Cold War
Cold War
(more...)ParticipantsAllied Powers Axis PowersCommanders and leadersMain Allied leaders Joseph Stalin Franklin D
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Stockholm
Stockholm
Stockholm
(/ˈstɒkhoʊm, -hoʊlm/;[8] Swedish pronunciation: [²stɔkːhɔlm] or [²stɔkːɔlm] ( listen))[9] is the capital of Sweden
Sweden
and the most populous city in the Nordic countries;[10][a] 949,761 people live in the municipality,[11] approximately 1.5 million in the urban area,[5] and 2.3 million in the metropolitan area.[3] The city stretches across fourteen islands where Lake Mälaren
Mälaren
flows into the Baltic Sea. Just outside the city and along the coast is the island chain of the Stockholm
Stockholm
archipelago. The area has been settled since the Stone Age, in the 6th millennium BC, and was founded as a city in 1252 by Swedish statesman Birger Jarl. It is also the capital of Stockholm
Stockholm
County. Stockholm
Stockholm
is the cultural, media, political, and economic centre of Sweden
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Operation Stella Polaris
Operation Stella Polaris was the cover name for activity in which Finnish signals intelligence records, equipment and personnel were transported into Sweden
Sweden
after the ending of the Continuation War
Continuation War
in 1944[1] so that the signals intelligence activities could continue in Sweden
Sweden
and the equipment would not end up in the hands of the Soviet Union. The threat of Soviet occupation was considered too likely and an operation was formed to support guerrilla warfare in Finland
Finland
after occupation. The operation had its base in the small fishing village of Nämpnäs in Närpes, Ostrobothnia, where the archives were shipped to the Swedish ports
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Finland
Finland
Finland
(/ˈfɪnlənd/ ( listen); Finnish: Suomi [suo̯mi] ( listen); Swedish: Finland
Finland
[ˈfɪnland]), officially the Republic
Republic
of Finland
Finland
(Finnish: Suomen tasavalta, Swedish: Republiken Finland)[7] is a sovereign state in Northern Europe. The country has land borders with Sweden
Sweden
to the northwest, Norway
Norway
to the north, and Russia
Russia
to the east. To the south is the Gulf of Finland
Finland
with Estonia
Estonia
on the opposite side
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OGPU
The Joint State Political Directorate
State Political Directorate
(also translated as the All-Union State Political Administration and Unified State Political Directorate) was the secret police of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
from 1923 to 1934. Its official name was "Joint State Political Directorate
State Political Directorate
under the Council of People's Commissars
Council of People's Commissars
of the USSR" (Russian: Объединённое государственное политическое управление при СНК СССР), Obyedinyonnoye gosudarstvennoye politicheskoye upravleniye pri SNK SSSR, or ОГПУ (OGPU). With the formation of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
in December 1922, a unified organization was required[citation needed] to exercise control over state security throughout the new union
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Douglas DC-3
The Douglas DC-3
Douglas DC-3
is a fixed-wing propeller-driven airliner with tailwheel-type landing gear. Its cruise speed (207 mph or 333 km/h) and range (1,500 mi or 2,400 km) revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Its lasting effect on the airline industry and World War II
World War II
makes it one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made. The DC-3 was a twin-engine metal monoplane, developed as a larger, improved 14-bed sleeper version of the Douglas DC-2. It had many exceptional qualities compared to previous aircraft. It was fast, had a good range and could operate from short runways. It was reliable and easy to maintain and carried passengers in greater comfort. Before the war it pioneered many air travel routes
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Gotland
Gotland
Gotland
(/ˈɡɒtlənd/; Swedish pronunciation: [ˈɡɔtland] ( listen),[3] older spellings include Gottland /ˈɡɒtlənd/ or Gothland /ˈɡɒθlənd/,[4]), Gutland in the local dialect,[5] is a province, county, municipality, and diocese of Sweden. It is Sweden's largest island.[6][7][8][9] The province includes the islands of Fårö
Fårö
and Gotska Sandön
Gotska Sandön
to the north, as well as the Karlsö Islands (Lilla and Stora) to the west
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