Alan Turing: The Code Breaker Who Saved

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The code breaker who saved millions
Intro: On September 3rd of 1939, four countries declared war on Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, and Britain. That was the beginning of WWII for Britain. One important role they played in the war was the decryption of the Enigma code. The enigma code was first discovered by the Polish who shared the information with the British and the French when they were in fear of attack. When the Polish shared their information with the British about the Enigma, they joined forces and created the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS). Once the government started working on cracking Enigma they gathered the best minds they could find, and one of them was Alan Turing.

Alan Mathison Turing was born on June 23 1912 to Julius Mathison and Ethel Sara Turing. He had one older brother named John. At 13 years of age he was sent to Sherborne School, a large boarding school in Dorset. The school’s education system gave his free-range scientific mind little encouragement. He would do advanced work on his own time to challenge himself. At school he made a friend, Christopher Morcom who was older. Christopher helped Alan to open up and became an academic success, but Christopher died suddenly from tuberculosis. When
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The machine was fully functional and faster than any human but could still not decipher the code in less than twenty-four hours. The government was not happy that the machine was not producing results. One morning some government officials came to reposes the machine, but Alan would not let that happen so he pleaded with the officials to not take it. They would not listen. But when the rest of his team came and confirmed that without the machine they could not crack the code. The officials left the machine their and gave them six months to crack the code or they would come

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