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Turing papers to stay in UK after 11th-hour auction bid

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Second world war papers by the UK’s most famous code-breaker, Alan Turing, have been bought for the nation with an 11th-hour bid by the National Heritage Memorial Fund. Turing’s work was in danger of going to a private buyer abroad but will now stay in its “spiritual home”, Bletchley Park, which was the centre of Britain’s top secret code-breaking effort during the war. The mathematician, often dubbed “the father of computer science”, helped crack the German Enigma code while stationed at Bletchley Park.

via Turing papers to stay in UK after 11th-hour auction bid | Science | guardian.co.uk.

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