Alan Turing was educated at the best schools. He went to St Michael's, a day school, at the age of six, Hazelhurst Preparatory School at the age of ten and Sherborne at the age of 13. When Turing enters 6th form in Sherborne,in 1928, he meets Christopher Morcom, one of the only friends he'll have in his life time. Only two years after meeting him, Christopher Morcom suddenly died on February 13, 1930 from bovine tuberculosis. In 1931, after finishing Sherborne Turing went to Kings College, Cambridge. He graduated in 1934. Later on, in 1936 he went to Princeton University for a PhD (He finished in 1938). Alan never really had much friends growing up and was usually an outcast. Turing's schoolmates did cruel things to him such as nailing him under the floorboards.
World War 2 broke out in Sept. 1939 and Turing was moved to a wartime headquarters at Bletchley Park, Buckingham shire. The Poles had success in the breaking of enigma ( A machine used by the German military to encrypt radio communications) but a change in the Germans system made the polish's machine useless. They told the Britians and the French what they knew. By 1942 Alan, three years after arriving, with his team broke through and were decoding 39,000 intercepted messages each month which later changed to 84,000 messages per month. That's two messages a minute! All his information would help the army make much smarter choices, ending the war early and and saving millions of lifes!