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Henry F. Graff, Columbia Historian of Presidents, Dies at 98

NYTimes.com Wednesday, 15 April 2020
A professor and author, he had translated decrypted Japanese messages in World War II that revealed German defenses for D-Day and Tokyo’s imminent capitulation.
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