Alan Turing and the poisoned apple
Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon
Alan Turing, a British code-breaker during World War II who was later subjected to chemical castration for homosexual activity, has received a royal pardon nearly 60 years after he committed suicide.
Turing was best known for developing the Bombe, a code-breaking machine that deciphered messages encoded by German machines. His work is considered by many to have saved thousands of lives and helped change the course of the war.
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This was a story that I didn't pay much attention to over the Christmas holidays.
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