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Race for the Bomb

Race for the Bomb

German Atomic Bomb Project

“I don't believe a word of the whole thing,” declared Werner Heisenberg, the scientific head of the German nuclear program, after hearing the news that the United States had dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

Japanese Atomic Bomb Project

Japan initiated multiple small efforts to pursue an atomic bomb, but all were unsuccessful.