Noticing Turings Talent
He was a very clever man who was great at school. Enjoying mathematics so much he studied it at his University, and was noticed then about his talent and skills. People from the army asked him to help them in their army and he made a machine called The Turing machine which would help them crack the codes the German did.
Why he comitted suicide
Some people where he worked had found out that Alan was gay. In those days you would be punished for being gay. You would either be put in prison, or you would be injected with a drug that effects your hormones to make him straight. But Alan didn't want any of those things so he committed suicide. He did it by eating an apple he had poisoned. He died when he was only 41 which was 60 years ago. He is remembered today.
This is a picture of Alan Turing when he was at college.
This is a picture of him with his mum, dad and gran.
A poisoned apple
He ate a poisoned apple and that is how he died.
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