The Man Who Won the War tells the tragic but inspiring true story of Alan Turing. At Cambridge in the 1930s, Alan is a shy, gay, math genius who dreams up a new way of looking at the world and invents the idea of a mechanical brain. When Hitler strikes, Alan's unique talents are put to use breaking Nazi codes. Incorporating his idea about programmable machines, Alan's team at Bletchley Park break the "unbreakable" enigma code and secretly turn the tide of the war. After the war, Alan hopes to build on the work they've done and build a fully-realized computer, but the British government classifies their work and destroys their machines. Despite the lack of recognition, Alan tries to continue his work at Manchester University, but fate tragically intervenes one final time.
Writer: Matthew Bird