During the Second World War, Turing worked for the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) at Bletchley Park, Britain's codebreaking centre. For a time he led Hut the section responsible for German naval cryptanalysis.
Alan Turing, everyone (Had to learn about him from a movie!)
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I'm so happy to hear Alan Turing's story being told, even if it is by way of a Hollywood movie. Turing was part of the British cryptographic team at Bletchley Park that cracked the German Enigma code during World War II.