Major General Groves & David Lilienthal

Major General Groves & David Lilienthal

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Credit: ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISION/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Major General Leslie R. Groves and David Lilienthal, the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. Groves was head of the Manhattan Project, the American programme to develop and build the first atomic bomb during World War Two. The project, which cost 2000 million dollars, was undertaken by the U.S. War Department and correlated the work of a multinational team of engineers and scientists. They worked under conditions of strictest secrecy from 1943 to 1945 at a remote makeshift laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

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