And Fillingham said, 'But it is not up to you whether you attend parades or not. When you are called on parade, it is your duty as a soldier to attend.'
And Turing said, 'But I am not a soldier.'
Fillingham: 'What do you mean, you are not a soldier! You are under military law!'
And Turing: 'You know, I rather thought this sort of situation could arise, If you look at my form you will see that I protected myself against this situation.'
And so, of course, they got the form; they could not touch him; So all they could do was to declare that he was not a member of the Home Guard.
Of course that suited him perfectly.
It was quite characteristic of him.
It was just taking this form, taking it at its face value and deciding what was the optimal strategy if you had to complete a form of this kind.
So much like the man all the way through.
It came to light when he was stopped and interrogated by two policemen as he took a country walk.
His awkward appearance and habit of examining wild flowers in the hedgerows had excited the imagination of a spy-conscious citizen.