As everybody knows, most of the Manhattan Project era was shrouded in mystery.
Scientists were hired to come to Los Alamos during World War II to construct the first atomic bomb. Everything was top secret. After all, the U.S. was in a race with Hitler’s Germany to be the first to harness nuclear technology.
Hollywood has done its best with various movies to depict what they believe went on. And numerous books have been written about the subject.
But in the past month, the Los Alamos National Laboratory has released rare footage of what life was like for scientists during their very rare spare time.