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    Rudolf Peierls and fellow German emigre Otto Frisch were the two men most responsible for the creation of a British atomic bomb project. In the spring of 1940, Peierls co-authored the "Frisch-Peierls Memorandum," which confirmed the possibility of building a nuclear weapon.
    In a portense of what was to come, Peierls and Frisch seriously questioned, from a moral standpoint, whether the British government should purse the development of a nuclear weapon.







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