His name is Alan Turing, a British genius, mathematician, and father of the modern programmable computer During World War II his work resulted in the invention of code breaking machines that could decrypt Germany’s “Enigma” cipher.
With Enigma broken, Allied conveys could know the position of German U-boats in the North Atlantic, avoid them, and deliver their supplies safely.
Countless lives were saved.
He was prosecuted for being a homosexual in 1952. Forced to undergo hormonal injections and chemical castration to “cure” his condition, he grew breasts as a side effect.
His conviction resulted in the loss of his security clearance and barred him from further intelligence work.
He committed suicide in 1954.
We need our heroes.
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Produced by Al Sweigart of Coffee Ghost.
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