FAST SUMMARY - Now It Can Be Told - General Leslie R. Groves

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  • The Manhattan Project was the top secret U.S. program during World War II to develop the first atomic bombs. It involved many prominent scientists and had major facilities across the country.

  • The main sites were Los Alamos, New Mexico, where the bombs were designed under Robert Oppenheimer; Oak Ridge, Tennessee, which enriched uranium; and Hanford, Washington, which produced plutonium.

  • Other key figures included Enrico Fermi, who created the first nuclear chain reaction, and General Leslie Groves, the military head of the project.

  • Extensive industrial facilities like the K-25 gaseous diffusion plant at Oak Ridge were built to produce bomb materials on an unprecedented scale.

  • The first atomic bomb test took place at Trinity site in New Mexico in July 1945, followed by the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.

  • The Manhattan Project successfully developed functional atomic bombs by the end of WWII, ushering in the atomic age. But it also triggered debates about nuclear weapons control and secrecy.

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