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When General Leslie Groves and J. Robert Oppenheimer began coordinating the Manhattan Project, men were in the forefront, as engineers and scientists. But the demand for this massive nuclear project soon grew beyond anyone's wildest expectations and women began being recruited in droves, both for the Los Alamos experimental site as well as Oak Ridge. Women served in numerous capacities, though some were unaware of the project's purpose.

Manhattan Project: Calutron operators at their panels, in the plant at Oak Ridge, TN during World War II.

7. I want my family to be prod of I don't want my father to think I'm still a kid that why I went to war.

A German soldier is afforded time with his son during a furlough. Many German soldiers in occupied countries were occasionally able to make it back home to visit with family aboard trains.

ADOLF HITLER AMAVA MOLTO STARE IN COMPAGNIA DEI BAMBINI E DEI RAGAZZI E QUESTE FOTO LO CONFERMANO

Adolf Hitler giving a young girl a cheek squeezing, As if Hitler couldn't get any creepier.

Spoils of War.  US Airborne soldier with what looks like a captured German MG42.

Spoils of War. US Airborne soldier with what looks like a captured German

General Douglas MacArthur (1880–1964) looks down on dead Japanese soldiers after a fierce battle on Bataan. (Photo by Aaron/Hulton Archive/Getty Images). March 1945

General Douglas MacArthur looks down on dead Japanese soldiers after a fierce battle on Bataan. (Photo by Aaron/Hulton Archive/Getty Images).

Audie Murphey Most decorated soldier of WWII and most decorated U.S. Soldier in history.

Audie Murphy Most decorated soldier of WWII and most decorated U. Soldier in history. military combat award for valor available from the U. Army, and was decorated by France and Belgium.

German reconnaissance unit. 	January 1942

Bundesarchive Photos 1933 - all fields of WWII - Page 37

Soldados alemanes intentando sacar un coche del barro. Frente del Este, Rusia, Octubre 1941.

German soldiers pushing car out of the mud, Russia, October 1941 - this is what stopped the german army.

Wilhelm Gustloff (January 30, 1895 - February 4, 1936) was a German politician and the leader of the Swiss branch of the NSDAP. Gustloff was assassinated by a Jewish student. A passenger liner named after him was torpedoed in 1945 by a Soviet submarine with the loss of 9,500 passengers.

Wilhelm Gustloff (January 30, 1895 - February 4, 1936) was a German politician and the leader of the Swiss branch of the NSDAP. Gustloff was assassinated by a Jewish student. A passenger liner named after him was torpedoed in 1945 by a Soviet submarine with the loss of 9,500 passengers.

German sergeant posing with Panzerfaust weapon, Jun-Jul 1944; note tank destruction badge on the sleeve.

[Photo] German sergeant posing with Panzerfaust weapon, Jun-Jul 1944; note tank destruction badge on the sleeve

German sergeant posing with Panzerfaust weapon, Jun-Jul note tank destruction badge on the sleeve (German Federal Archive, Bild

An American sapper uses a mine detector near the corpse of a German KIA to check for booby traps. Although the latter practice was not used by the Germans as extensively as by the Japanese, booby traps near KIAs were not unknown in Europe

American soldier Richard F. Huffman uses a mine detector near the corpse of a German soldier. In the background, the Stuart tank, which exploded as it passed over an anti-tank ground mine

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