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Spies of War: The A-Bomb Spies
The A-Bomb Spies
Episode 4  |  The History Channel  |  October 28, 2020

August 29, 1949: four years after the US drops the first atomic bomb, the Soviets drop one. No one expected it so soon. Behind the scenes of this major event of the cold war, the Soviets developed one of the biggest networks of moles of the century. In this episode of 'Spies of War', you will discover how and why brilliant scientists divulged the secrets of the atomic bomb to the sworn enemy of the US, and how US counter-intelligence services cracked their codes to expose the leaks.

August 29, 1949: four years after the US drops the first atomic bomb, the Soviets drop one. No one expected it so soon. Behind the scenes of this major event of the cold war, the Soviets developed one of the biggest networks of moles of the century. In this episode of 'Spies of War', you will discover how and why brilliant scientists divulged the secrets of the atomic bomb to the sworn enemy of the US, and how US counter-intelligence services cracked their codes to expose the leaks.

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