This top-secret military initiative was responsible for developing the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. As a result of the Manhattan Project, nearly 150,000 people were killed by the blast, and an additional 150,000 people died as a result of cancer or radiation poisoning. These facts are out there, but what they won’t tell you is that the physicist who oversaw the creation of the atomic bomb was secretly spying for the Soviet Union.
With Molly Brandenburg & Carter Roy
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