ATOMIC AGE: German Brains

Ever since the Big Four's armies invaded Germany, Russia and the western Allies have waged a desperate undercover battle for Germany's most valuable scientific workers and technical secrets. By last week that struggle was nearing its end— for each victor nation had corralled about all the German brains it could get hold of.

Life at Sukhum. When the Reds punched into Berlin, they threw a cordon of troops around the Kaiser-Wilhelm Institute, whence the news of uranium fission had first startled the scientific world in 1939. They went down into the cellar, dismantled the big cyclotron, packed it carefully off to...

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