posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 03:56 PM
reply to post by AFewGoodWomen
Unfortunately the reply you received from Pyros and the article linked, is factually incorrect unless of course, they were referring soley to American
forces in WWI.
The use of code names and indeed code numbers stem almost directly from the ancient yet primative intelligence networks developed by the Greeks and
Histiaeus of Miletus, who was being held against his will by King Darius of Susa, sent a tattooed secret message to his son-in-law, Aristagoras on the
head of his slave. This was 54 BC and the first recorded use of a written, coded, message.
Indeed The Society of Jesus, the Jesuits had, by 1534, one of the most advanced intelligence services in the then modern world. They used a mixture of
ancient Roman Latin and anciet or Attic Greek and it is believed that Leonardo da Vinci was the father of modern cryptology in that not only did he
write from right to left in an almost mirror like style, but he changed letters in words; words in sentances and a form of txt-write [to use modern
jargon] to hide the true meanings of the 1000 pages of text that remains today.