WATCHAlan Turing Biography and Codebreaking the Enigma Machine
This short Alan Turing biography video
from Cambridge University offers an
overview of Turing's life, including his
work at Bletchley Park to crack the Nazi's
Enigma machine. The science behind both
the Enigma machine and Turing's Bombe
machine is explained.
WATCHJoan Clarke on Alan Turing's Homosexuality and Their Engagement
Portrayed by Keira Knightley in The
Imitation Game movie, the real Joan
Clarke discusses her engagement to Alan
Turing and learning of his homosexuality.
Despite Turing's interest in Clarke, she
says that their relationship was not very
physical. Jack Good comments that, other
than Joan Clarke, the rest of the group
likely didn't know until after World War
II that Turing was homosexual.
WATCHThe Imitation Game Trailer
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing,
the British mathematician, cryptologist,
logician, and computer scientist who was a
key component in cracking Germany's Enigma
code, which helped the Allies win WWII.
Some historians believe that cracking the
code shaved up to two years off of the
fighting between Germany and the Allied
forces. The movie is based on the book Alan Turing: The
Enigma by Andrew Hodges.