24 Dec 2013

Breaking the Code: Biography of Alan Turing

A biography of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who was one of the inventors of the digital computer and one of the key figures in the breaking of the Enigma code, used by the Germans to send secret orders to their U-boats in World War II. Turing was also a homosexual in Britain at a time when this was illegal, besides being a security risk.

Code-Breaker Alan Turing Granted Posthumous Royal Pardon For 'Homosexual Activity' - Huff. Post