General Leslie Groves

The Wizard War


The Ultra Secret

Wonder Weapons


Total War



More than any other war in human history, the Second World War was a war of advancing technology. Incredible advances changed the very nature of the warfare forever.

The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, August 1945

In 1942, The first atomic pile, a sustained controllable nuclear chain reaction, came online in Chicago. Scientist and inventor Enrico Fermi remarked, “This will be remembered as the darkest day in history,“ referring to both the atomic pile and that day’s announcement of Nazi death camps operating in occupied Europe. Actually, most people have no knowledge of that day; they remember the ultimate achievement that began on that date - the atomic bomb.

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