Archives: World War II

Operation Paperclip: Nazi Scientists in the US

After World War II, the US had to decide what to do with the Nazi scientists who had engineered a formidable war machine. This hour we’ll talk about Operation Paperclip, a covert plan that brought these war criminals to the US to work as engineers. We’ll discuss whether the operation was unforgivably immoral, and what the scientists contributed.

Bletchley Circle Code Breaking: Real and Imagined

The PBS series Bletchley Circle depicts the lives of women who worked as code breakers in London during World War II. Though they were brilliant cryptologists, most were cast aside after the troops returned. This hour we’ll talk about the show and the real-life Bletchley Park, and the experience of the women who lived it.

Operation Paperclip: Nazi Scientists in the US

After World War II, the US had to decide what to do with the Nazi scientists who had engineered a formidable war machine. This hour we’ll talk about Operation Paperclip, a covert plan that brought these war criminals to the US to work as engineers. We’ll discuss whether the operation was unforgivably immoral, and what the scientists contributed.

US-Britain Wartime Alliance

America’s wartime alliance with Great Britain in WWII