Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Sep 2009 20:18 UTC
In the News The British government has issued an official apology for the treatment Alan Turing received after WWII. "The Prime Minister has released a statement on the Second World War code-breaker, Alan Turing, recognising the 'appalling' way he was treated for being gay. Alan Turing, a mathematician most famous for his work on breaking the German Enigma codes, was convicted of 'gross indecency' in 1952 and sentenced to chemical castration. Gordon Brown's statement came in response to a petition posted on the Number 10 website which has received thousands of signatures in recent months."
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RE: Turing the man
by B12 Simon on Tue 15th Sep 2009 10:51 UTC in reply to "Turing the man"
B12 Simon
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2006-11-08

They are heroes, it's true but most weren't driven to suicide by state-sponsored homophobia.


On the subject of Bletchley Park, I read this recently:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Voices-Code-Breakers-World-War/dp/071532280...

It's an absolutely fascinating read about the work that went on.

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