THE MANHATTAN PROJECT
In a national
at the turn of the millennium, both journalists and the
public ranked the dropping of the atomic bomb and the end of the Second World
War as the top
news stories of the twentieth-century. The
advent of nuclear weapons, made possible by the Manhattan Project, not only
helped bring an end to the Second World War -- it ushered in the atomic age and
determined how the next war, the Cold War, would be
The United States Department of Energy Office of History and Heritage
Resources, with the assistance of a graduate
fellow, has been developing an interactive web site on the Manhattan Project.
When completed, The Manhattan
Project: An Interactive History will total some 120,000 words and over 200
pages and 500 images, including photographs, maps, and drawings. The site
is being implemented incrementally, with the "Events of the Manhattan
Project" and "Resources Relating to the Manhattan Project"
sections the first part to go online. Click on the Events
or Resources buttons to the left for a
listing of currently available pages.
The remaining sections are scheduled to go online in the near future. Click on the buttons to the left for listings of
the projected web pages under each heading.