British Prime Minister apologies for treatment of Alan Turing

Published on September 11th, 2009 | by Admin

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Gordon Brown has apologised for the “appalling” way Alan Turing, a code-breaker during WWII, was treated for being gay.

Alan Turing was given experimental chemical castration as a “treatment” and his security privileges were removed, meaning he could not continue to work for the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).

He is most famous for his code-breaking work at Bletchley Park during WWII, helping to create the Bombe that cracked messages enciphered with the German Enigma machines.

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