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Alan Turing

Alan Turning helped to crack the Enigma code; which was implemented by the Germans during World War II as a method of communication. To help him do this he invented a machine called the Turing machine commonly know as the computer.

Background

Early Life

When Alan Turing went to school at the age of six his headmistress immediately recognised his talent. The first day of term at his next school that he went to at the age of 13, coincided with the 1926 General Strike in Britain, but he was so determined to attend that he rode his bicycle unaccompanied more than 60 miles from Southampton to Sherborne, stopping overnight at an inn.