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Notes of ‘Imitation Game’ Inspiration Alan Turing Sell for More Than $1 Million

Cassandra Hatton, senior specialist in fine books and manuscripts and director of the history of science from Bonhams auction house, shows a notebook of British mathematician and pioneer in computer science Alan Turing, the World War II code-breaking genius, and an operational three-rotor German Enigma machine during an auction preview in Hong Kong Thursday, March 19, 2015. The 56-page manuscript, containing Turing's complex mathematical and computer science notations, is being sold by Bonhams in New York on April 13 and expected to bring at least US$1 million while the German Enigma machine is expected to fetch between US$140,000 and $180,000. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Cassandra Hatton, senior specialist in fine books and manuscripts and director of the history of science from Bonhams auction house, shows a notebook of British mathematician and pioneer in computer science Alan Turing, the World War II code-breaking genius, and an operational three-rotor German Enigma machine during an auction preview in Hong Kong Thursday, March 19, 2015. The 56-page manuscript, containing Turing's complex mathematical and computer science notations, is being sold by Bonhams in New York on April 13 and expected to bring at least US$1 million while the German Enigma machine is expected to fetch between US$140,000 and $180,000. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

NEW YORK—A handwritten notebook by British World War II code-breaking genius Alan Turing, who was the subject of the 2014 Oscar-winning film “The Imitation Game,”...




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