Birmingham - London - Los Alamos - Hiroshima: Britain and the Atomic Bomb

  title={Birmingham - London - Los Alamos - Hiroshima: Britain and the Atomic Bomb},
  author={Sabine Lee},
  journal={Midland History},
  pages={146 - 164}
  • Sabine Lee
  • Published 1 June 2002
  • History
  • Midland History
Few historical documents can claim to alter the cause of history. Even fewer scientific documents can claim to have an immediate effect on history. Even fewer scientific documents can claim to affect historical developments of a global nature. In March 1940, two physicists, Otto Frisch and Rudolf Peierls, got together in an office at Birmingham University, to draft a document which can be said to have done just this: it had an almost immediate impact on the course of scientific work and… 



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