Farm Hall and the German Atomic Project of World War II

A Dramatic History

  • David C. Cassidy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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  3. David C. Cassidy
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  4. David C. Cassidy
    Pages 95-122
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 123-125

About this book


This gripping book brings back to life the events surrounding the internment of ten German Nuclear Scientists immediately after World War II. It is also an "eye-witness" account of the dawning of the nuclear age, with the dialogue and narrative spanning the period before, during and after atomic bombs were dropped on Japan at the end of the war. This pivotal historical episode is conveyed, along with the emotions as well as the facts, through drama, historical narrative, and photographs of the captive German nuclear scientists - who included Werner Heisenberg, Otto Hahn, and Max von Laue. The unique story that unfolds in the play is based on secretly recorded transcripts of the scientists’ actual conversations at Farm Hall, together with related documents and photographs.


The German atomic bomb project Operation Epsilon The Alsos Mission Farm Hall transcripts The atomic bomb in literature Science on the stage Farm Hall Dramatization German Atomic Scientists

Authors and affiliations

  • David C. Cassidy
    • 1
  1. 1.HempsteadUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-59577-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-59578-8
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