Hitlerís Uranium Club: The Secret Recordings at Farm Hall

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 1, 2001 - History - 384 pages
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From April through December of 1945, ten of Nazi Germany's greatest nuclear physicists were detained by Allied military and intelligence services in a kind of gilded cage at Farm Hall, an English country manor near Cambridge. The physicists knew the Reich had failed to develop an atomic bomb, and they soon learned, from a BBC radio report on August 6, that the Allies had succeeded in their own efforts to create such a weapon. But what they did not know was that many of their meetings and private conversations were being monitored and recorded by British agents. This book contains the complete collection of transcripts that were made from these secret recordings, providing an unprecedented view of how the German scientists, including two Nobel Laureates, thought and spoke about their roles during the war.
  

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Contents

The Uranium Club
1
BRIEF CHRONOLOGY
57
CAST OF CHARACTERS
61
Settling In
63
I PREAMBLE
65
REPORT 1
77
REPORT 2
89
REPORT 3
107
REPORT 11
261
REPORT 12
267
REPORT 14
269
REPORT 16
271
REPORT 16A
273
REPORT 17
277
A Nobel for Otto Hahn
281
REPORT 18
283

The Bomb Drops
113
REPORT 4
115
APPENDIX 1
141
APPENDIX 2
147
Putting the Pieces Together
151
REPORT 5
153
Appendix to Report 5
191
Looking to the Future
209
REPORT 6
211
REPORT 7
215
REPORT 8
235
Looking Toward Home
245
REPORT 9
247
APPENDIX to Report 9
249
REPORT 10
253
Appendix to Report 18
286
REPORT 19
303
REPORT 20
309
REPORT 21
311
REPORT 22
313
REPORT 2324
315
Aftermaths
317
THE THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR OBTAINING ENERGY FROM FISSION OF URANIUM
337
Original German Text
341
TWO LETTERS FROM MAX VON LAUE TO PAUL ROSBAUD
349
BBC NEWS REPORT LONDON AUGUST 6 1945 900 PM
357
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THE TEN DETAINEES
363
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
367
INDEX
373
Copyright

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Jeremy Bernstein is the author of many books on science for the general reader, most recently Quantum Leaps.

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