The Man Who Cracked the Nazi Code
6 June 1944. D-Day. The biggest land and sea operation in history. On this pivotal moment in history when the outcome of the Second World War was at stake, much has been recounted, analyzed and examined and yet, the D-Day landings were only possible thanks to a socially-awkward, antimilitarist mathematician named Alan Turing and his field was the most fundamental branch of mathematics: logic.
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