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Manhattan Project

Overseen by General Leslie Groves, The Manhattan Project was the U.S.-led effort to produce the world’s first atomic bomb during World War II. The Manhattan Project was undertaken in 1942 and resulted in the development of the atomic bombs that devastated the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and ended World War II in the Pacific.

The Men Against the Bomb

The Men Against the Bomb

Development and testing of the word’s first atomic bomb and the decision to use it against Japan were marked by heated debate about the consequences.   More »



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The Death of Michael Wittmann, Panzer Ace

The Death of Michael Wittmann, Panzer Ace

Legendary tank commander Michael Wittmann met his end in a fiery ambush on August 8, 1944.

Wunderwaffe: The Nazi Wonder Weapons

Wunderwaffe: The Nazi Wonder Weapons

As World War II turned against Hitler, he became desperate to develop weapons that might turn the tide. Some of the technologically advanced systems proved to be devastating.

Hitler’s Cavalry: Armored Cars of the Third Reich

Hitler’s Cavalry: Armored Cars of the Third Reich

German light and heavy armored cars enabled scouts to gather vital intelligence for panzer units.

The USO Turns 75: American soldiers’ “Home Away From Home”

The USO Turns 75: American soldiers’ “Home Away From Home”

During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.

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