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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.

Reign of Ruin

Reign of Ruin

By David Dean Barrett
More than seventy years after the fact, the use of atomic bombs by the United States in the final days of World War II remains one of the most controversial events of the 20th century. During his speech announcing the destruction of Hiroshima by an atomic bomb,   More »

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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A Hard Mutt’s Life: “Military Dogs” in World War II

A Hard Mutt’s Life: “Military Dogs” in World War II

Below, the fox terrier ‘Salvo’ prepares for a drop over England. Military dogs played a key role in morale and companionship throughout the war.

A Wehrmacht Pioneer Laid to Rest 70 Years After Operation Barbarossa

A Wehrmacht Pioneer Laid to Rest 70 Years After Operation Barbarossa

Thanks to technological advances and local help, a Wehrmacht Pioneer was finally located and laid to rest years after Operation Barbarossa.

Emperor Julian “The Apostate”

Emperor Julian “The Apostate”

Emperor Julian ‘The Apostate’ sought to emulate Alexander the Great’s conquest of Persia, but Shapur II’s Savaran cavalry proved his undoing.

American Writers Who Avoided the Civil War

American Writers Who Avoided the Civil War

Mark Twain was not the only famous American writer to avoid fighting—and possibly dying—in the American Civil War.

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