Britain’s biggest weapon in World War II may have been…a mathematician. By cracking the German “enigma” code, Alan Turing derailed the Germans’ devastating U-boat campaign and helped shorten the war. Now a star-studded biopic brings Turing’s wartime code-breaking to the big screen. How much is true in this “based on a true” story? Cosmologist Janna Levin and cryptography expert Simon Singh break it down.
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