International: What the Nazis Thought

The Germans had not even been close in the atomic bomb race. Plump-faced Dr. S. A. Goudsmit, head of an American scientific intelligence mission to Germany, told an amazed Senate hearing last week that top German physicists had thought such weapons were "a hundred years away." Far from being on the verge of atom bombs as the war ended, they were still in the early experimental stage. But, with German arrogance, they had thought that the Allies were even further from success.'


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