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Bank of England picks World War Two code-breaker Turing for banknotes

Reuters Monday, 15 July 2019
Mathematician Alan Turing, whose cracking of a Nazi code helped the Allies to win World War Two but who committed suicide after being convicted for homosexuality, will appear on the Bank of England's new 50-pound banknote, the BoE said on Monday.
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Mathematician Alan Turing, who helped Britain win World War Two with his code-cracking but committed suicide after being convicted for homosexuality, will appear on the Bank of England&apos;s next 50-pound banknote. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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