I was very moved by the film “The Imitation Game” which I saw the other day.
It tells the story of Alan Turing who led the team which cracked the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park during World War II.
Benedict Cumberbatch opened up for us a picture of a hero who was never rewarded and acknowledged, and in fact eventually met with the condemnation of an ignorant and intolerant society. The film reminded me that in the 2nd World War there were heroes whose contributions were visible, acknowledged and celebrated. But Alan Turing was one of the heroes whose genius and dedication would remain a secret for many years.
I applaud the gifts of a great actor like Benedict Cumberbatch who can bring such forgotten heroes alive for us in a new way.
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I’ve yet to see this reportedly excellent film on Alan Turing but only so true how a lot of silent achievers often get looked over and only years later are finally recognised for their invaluable contributions.
Thank you for your comment, Julia. And I think World War II was a special case because of the 50 year rule of secrecy which hung over much vital work. Many never talked about what they did during the war. Nowadays, because we’re in the Age of Information, we find it difficult to conceive how people could keep quiet about such momentous stories, and yet they did.