iii. Chapter 2

  • Creative Writing relative to the content of our book 

    We all together give a different storyline to parts of the book 'Alan Turing: The Enigma' by Andrew Hodges. We recreate the character of the main heroe Alan Turing, reconstruct his life in the time that he lived and give our own conclusion. It is used TitanPad, a collaborative writing tool. You can find help for theTitanPad here! Please, make a click bellow (HERE) and write down your ideas! Please, don't forget to write down your name and your country! (for example: Stavroula/Greece).

    We focus on Alan Turing (1912-1954)

    Chapter 2: Alan Turing's life in the period of World War II

    (He was 27-32 years old)

    Alan Turing at World War II

    After Britain declared war on Germany on 3 September 1939, British codebreaking operations were moved from London to Bletchley Park. This country house was near the then small railway town of Bletchley, half-way between Oxford and Cambridge. Between 4 September 1939 and the summer of 1944, Alan Turing lodged at The Crown Inn, at Shenley Brook End, a village to the west of Bletchley. Alan Turing's wartime life was spent mainly in the Huts erected in the grounds of Bletchley Park, where the technical work of codebreaking was done. Hut Eight, where Alan Turing worked on the naval Enigma, is in the centre of the picture. To the left is Hut Six (Army and Air Force signals). To the right is Hut One. This is where, in March 1940, the machine that defeated the Enigma was first installed. In late 1939, Alan Turing and another Cambridge mathematician, Gordon Welchman, designed a new machine, the British Bombe. The basic property of the Bombe was that it could break any Enigma-enciphered message, provided that the hardware of the Enigma was known and that a plain-text 'crib' of about 20 letters could be guessed accurately.



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