Great Mysteries and Myths of the Twentieth Century

Season 1 Episode 15

The Manhattan Mystery

Aired Unknown Jan 01, 1998 on TLC
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The Manhattan Mystery
At dawn on 16 July 1945, a gigantic fireball, brighter than several suns, burst off the New Mexico desert fusing the sand to glass and exploding with the force of 20,000 tons of TNT. The race to build the atomic bomb had been won. The story of how America and Britain beat Germany and Japan to the ultimate punch is a story of spying, intrigue and espionage.moreless

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