The Man Who Saved 14 Million Lives

The Man Who Saved 14 Million Lives

Alan Turing was a mathematician who worked for the British Government during WW2. He designed and built a machine that broke the German Enigma code and gave Churchill unprecedented access to German war plans - almost in real time.

The British Government estimated his work saved 14 million lives.

After the war Turing was prosecuted by the the British Government for being homosexual and he committed suicide. Because his work was ultra secret he got no recognition.

50 years after his death the British Government issued a formal apology for the way they treated him.

There's now a film (The Imitation Game) that helps explain Turing's amazing achievement.

Content written and posted by Ken Abbott