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    Hundreds of men and women joined together to create the world's first atomic bomb. From theoretical and experimental scientists, to engineers and construction workers, to politicians and military officers, the production of a nuclear weapon was a true joint effort, not only between the Allied nations but between various communities within each country. However, three men in particular deserve special attention, for without them, it is highly unlikely that an atomic bomb would have been created by 1945. In the United States, one American engineer, Vannevar Bush, was chiefly responsible for the marshaling of talent and resources into an atomic energy project. On the other side of the Atlantic, two German physicists, Rudolf Peierls and Otto Frisch, prewar immigrants to England, were similarly responsible for the initiation of a British atomic energy project. Their stories begin in a laboratory in Germany ten months before the beginning of the most horrific conflict the world had ever seen. To learn more, click on the above pictures.