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An Interactive History

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Leslie Groves and J. Robert OppenheimerIn a national survey 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 fought.

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.


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