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Leo Marks
Leo Marks at the opening of the Violette Szabo Museum, WormelowLeopold Samuel Marks (September 24, 1920–January 15, 2001) was an English cryptographer and scriptwriter. Born the son of an antiquarian bookseller in London, he was first introduced to cryptography when his father showed him a copy of Edgar Allan Poe's story, "The Gold Bug." From this early interest, he demonstrated his skill at codebreaking at an early age by deciphering his father's secret price codes. His father, Benjamin Marks, owned the Marks & Co. bookshop at 84 Charing Cross Road, which achieved international fame with the 1970 book of that title by New York writer Helene Hanff and the later plays and movie. As a teenager, he earned pocket money by setting the notoriously difficult Times cryptic crossword.

a code poem for the french resistance
The life that I have is all that I have
And the life that I have is yours.
The love that I... [read poem]
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