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Benedict Cumberbatch hails unsung hero in 'The Imitation Game'

Like many people, British actorBenedict Cumberbatch knew very little about Alan Turing, thegenius mathematician he portrays in "The Imagination Game," whohelped to hasten the end of World War Two by cracking Germany'swartime communications code. Turing's top-secret work with cryptologists and math wizardsat Britain's decryption center, Bletchley Park, saved countlesslives by breaking Germany's Enigma machine code. But thecomputer pioneer received no credit, died a broken man, and wasonly pardoned for charges of homosexuality, a crime in 1952, 60years after his death in 1954. "I was shocked at how little I knew before reading thestory," said...

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