Leo Marks biography

Leo Marks

Military Person

1920 – 2001

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Who was Leo Marks?

Leopold Samuel Marks, MBE, was an English cryptographer during the Second World War. He headed the codes office supporting resistance agents in occupied Europe for the secretive Special Operations Executive. After the war he became a playwright and screenwriter. Near the end of his life he published a highly regarded personal history of his experiences during the war, Between Silk and Cyanide.

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Born
Sep 24, 1920
London
Also known as
  • Leopold Samuel Marks
Parents
Spouses
Religion
  • Judaism
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Died
Jan 15, 2001
London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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