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By Stephen E. Ambrose

From Stephen E. Ambrose, bestselling writer of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the inspiring tale of the standard males of the U.S. military in northwest Europe from the day after D-Day until eventually the tip of the bitterest days of worldwide struggle II.
In this riveting account, historian Stephen E. Ambrose keeps the place he left off in his number one bestseller D-Day. Citizen infantrymen opens at 0001 hours, June 7, 1944, at the Normandy shorelines, and ends at 0245 hours, might 7, 1945, with the allied victory. it's biography of the U.S. military within the ecu Theater of Operations, and Ambrose back follows the person characters of this noble, brutal, and tragic struggle. From the excessive command all the way down to the standard soldier, Ambrose attracts on 1000's of interviews to re-create the warfare adventure with startling readability and immediacy. From the hedgerows of Normandy to the overrunning of Germany, Ambrose tells the true tale of worldwide battle II from the point of view of the lads and ladies who fought it.

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Some even used the absence of detailed information to question 41 Race for the H-bomb Public surprise that the Soviets had perfected the bomb was remarkably muted. The development had come before nearly everyone expected it, but the capability was not in and of itself a cause of shock. Western forecasts for when the Soviets would cross the atomic threshold had varied widely, reflecting the dearth of hard evidence on the Soviet atomic programme. The first CIA estimate on the issue, dated 31 October 1946, predicted that the Soviets would produce a bomb ‘at some time between 1950 and 1953’.

Nuclear Weapons Berlin, Tokyo, and the bomb The Allied scientists had much to fear from Berlin. Late in 1938, Lise Meitner, Otto Hahn, and Fritz Strassman discovered the phenomenon of atomic fission. Meitner worked in Germany with physicists Hahn and Strassman until fleeing to Sweden to escape Nazi persecution. From her work in Germany, Meitner knew the nucleus of uranium-235 splits (fission) into two lighter nuclei when bombarded by a neutron, and that the sum of the particles derived from fission is not equal in mass to the original nucleus.

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