The Allies and the Atomic Bomb
The Manhattan Project was a top-secret attempt during World War II to create the atomic bomb. During this symposium, panelists discussed the lessons learned from the project, and how they apply to today’s domestic security issues.
Kai Bird, Editor of “Hiroshima’s Shadow” spoke about the upcoming biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, which he co-authored. Andrew Brown spoke about his biography of Sir James Chadwick, entitled The Neutron and the Bomb. He also spoke about Great Britain’s contribution in making the atomic bomb. Finally, James Hershberg spoke on his book, James B. Conant: Harvard to Hiroshima and the Making of the Nuclear Age.
The Manhattan Project was a top-secret attempt during World War II to create the atomic bomb. During this symposium, panelists discussed the lessons learned from the project, and how they apply to today’s domestic security issues. close
People in this video
Kai Bird Author
Andrew Brown Author
James G. Hershberg Professor George Washington University->History Department
Cynthia "Cindy" Kelly President Atomic Heritage Foundation
- Atomic Heritage FoundationAtomic Heritage Foundation
More Videos From
A Millennial Transformation
- The Allies and the Atomic Bomb
- Military and Science in the Crucible of War
- Manhattan Project Veterans
- Lessons for the Twenty-first Century
Making the Atomic Bomb
Mr. Oldshue, a member of the Manhattan Project, spoke about the development of the atomic bomb and explained some of…
Development of the Atomic Bomb
A brief oral history was given about the development of atomic weapons. A timeline of major events was also shown.
The co-authors talked about their biography, American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer,…
History of Nuclear Weapons Policy
Panelists spoke about the history of nuclear weapons policy and past diplomatic efforts to limit or reduce nuclear stockpiles. The spoke about…