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'Alan Turing | 1912-54 | Founder of computer science and cryptographer, whose work was key to breaking the wartime Enigma codes, lived and died here.' Wilmslow, Cheshire

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Young Alan Turing - founder of computer science, helped win World War II by decrypting the german coding machine Enigma. After the war he was tried in court for being gay, found guilty, forced to take castration pills, and then driven to commit suicide.

Alan Turing, mathematical genius, Code breaker the "Enigma Code" and world's first computer scientist.  Persecuted for being gay and committed  suicide in 1954.

Alan Turing, mathematical genius, Code breaker the "Enigma Code" and world's first computer scientist. Persecuted for being gay and committed suicide in

War veterans Ruth Bourne, left, and Jean Valentine, who served in Women's Royal Navy Service during World War II, stand in front of a replica of the Turing Bombe machine, which played a crucial part in cracking the Nazi Enigma code, at Bletchley Park, England, March 24, 2009.

British code crackers reunite at Bletchley Park

The rows of dials and wires look more like a telephone exchange. But it cracked messages a day sent on Nazi Enigma machines.

A life destroyed: Alan Turing with friends in his youth. He was 41 when he poisoned himself with cyanide

Queen pardons wartime codebreaking hero Alan Turing

A life destroyed: Alan Turing, who led the way in cracking the Enigmas codes at Bletchley Park, seen here with friends in his youth. He took his own life after a 1952 conviction led to his chemical castration. The Queen granted him a posthumous pardon in

Jean Valentine (born 1924, in Scotland) was one of the Wrens who operated the bombe decryption device in Hut 11 at Bletchley Park.   "We worked in watches and in this particular hut there were approximately 11 people working at any one time. That was 33 throughout the day because one watch was always on duty or asleep or something like that. We were ferried back and forth from where we lived. I lived in Steeple Claydon, a little village in Buckinghamshire."

Bletchley Park's derelict huts where British mathematicians cracked the Nazi Enigma code to be rebuilt

Bletchley Park is a name on everyone’s lips at the moment thanks to the generous coverage stemming from a film that rightly celebrates the role played by men like Alan Turing.

Here Mrs Balfour is pictured with a group of friends at Bletchley Park, discussing drying bras and pants on the Enigma machine while working

Bletchley Park codebreakers dried their damp pants on Enigma machine

Elizabeth 'Betty' Balfour, joined the Wrens when she was 17 - she has now revealed she and her co-workers used to dry their bras and pants on Hitler's Enigma machine during chilly, damp nights.

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