Tag Archives: WW II

TOMORROW: World Premiere Of Pet Shop Boys’ Alan Turing Opera In London

Tomorrow night at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Pet Shop Boys will perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra in the world premiere of their Alan Turing opera, A Man From The Future. Via the Guardian: “For one night only, I’m one of the BBC singers!” marvels Pet Shop Boys frontman Neil Tennant – he is adding his voice to the 18-strong …

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TRAILER: The Imitation Game

Opening on November 21st: In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted …

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The Real Life “English Patient” Was Gay

Newly discovered letters have revealed that Lazlo de Almasy, the Hungarian soldier who inspired the Best Picture Oscar-winning romance/drama The English Patient, was gay in real life. He never slept with a woman and he was in love with a Nazi. Letters have surfaced in Germany proving that the World War Two spy who inspired the hero the the Oscar-winning …

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Gordon Brown Apologizes To Alan Turing

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has issued a posthumous apology to Alan Turing, the brilliant World War II code-breaker and computer scientist who killed himself after being convicted of the “crime” of homosexuality. Turing’s decoding of the Nazi’s “enigma machine” is credited as one of single-most crucial factors in ending the war. I am both pleased and proud that, thanks …

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