World War II hero par­doned

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Bri­tain on Tues­day granted a post­hu­mous par­don to Alan Tur­ing, the World War II code-break­ing hero who com­mit­ted sui­cide af­ter he was con­victed of the then crime of ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity. Tur­ing is of­ten hailed as a father of mod­ern com­put­ing and he played a piv­otal role in break­ing Ger­many’s “Enigma” code, an effort that some his­to­ri­ans say brought an early end to World War II.

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