Synopsis by Rob Ferrier
Spies is a video series dedicated to the secret wars that have raged through the past decades. Through archival footage, interviews with key players, and excerpts from unpublished memoirs and recently declassified sources, this series attempts to put a human face on the missions of men and women who until now have lurked in the shadows. Material from the archives of the CIA, FBI, KGB, and Mossad are used extensively. "The Ultra Spies" profiles the men who cracked Hitler's Enigma code. The second segment, "The Magician and the Samurai," examines the efforts of U.S. code crackers to break Japanese codes.
code [encryption], code-breaking, espionage, intelligence [gov't], reconnaissance, spy