by harry mason
Why is he famous? What did he do?
Alan Turing broke German codes in the second world war. He made a computing machine that he called 'the bombe' which had the same structure and did the same as what the German type writers. The Germans made a type writer which selected a random letter when the clicked the one that they wanted. So the ended up with a sentence that meant nothing to anyone. When he was younger he went to kings collage in Cambridge, if u went the today there is a room named after him
Alan Turing - Celebrating the life of a genius
His suicidal actions!
Alan Turing committed suicide in 1954 because he was gay which was illegal in the time of the war. He was given the choice of either going to prison or getting an injection which would change his hormones and the way he feels about gays and being gay. He couldn't handle it so he committed suicide. he committed suicide by lacing an apple with cyanide and eating.
The Imitation Game - Official Trailer - The Weinstein Company
THE IMITATION GAME
There is a new film coming out called the imitation game. It is about what Alan Turing did during the war and how he cracked the German codes.