Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given to no-nonsense Gen. Leslie Groves who selects physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to head the Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico, where the bomb is built. As World War II draws to a close, Szilard has second thoughts about atomic weapons, and policy makers debate how and when to use the bomb. Written by
Allen Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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The footage of the first atomic explosion, the "Trinity" test, shows various archival footage of atomic blasts that occurred in the ocean. In one shot you can see the waves lapping the shore. See more
[after an experiment proving the feasibility of a chain reaction in uranium
The world is headed for trouble. The world is headed for grief.