It is hard to overstate the importance of Alan Turing, the British mathematician who died in 1954. He was a hero in science, for one. Turing invented the concepts that underlie modern computers and artificial intelligence. And he was a hero in war: He was a vital part of the British cryptographic team at Bletchley Park that cracked the German Enigma code during World War II.
Front of a ‘bombe’ code-breaking machine at Bletchley Park, 1943. The electromagnetic machines were used to determine the plugboard settings of German Engima machines. This involved multiple ‘bombes', piles of perforated papers and production lines of analysts to interpret the results.
The official book behind the film, The Imitation Game, this is a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, one of Britain's most extraordinary unsung heroes, and one of the world's great
“The Imitation Game” - this definitely qualifies as one of the oddest proposals in history! haha