Prewar work on the hydrodynamics of explosives and U.S./UK scientific cooperation well beyond Los Alamos contributed to the design of the explosive lenses for the Trinity gadget. Researchers were deliberately brought together and encouraged to share ideas by the leaders of the wartime laboratory. James Tuck, one of the British mission scientists, made particularly interesting contributions in this area, but this paper is not a claim of British or any other individual parentage. Rather, it highlights the importance of collaboration at Los Alamos and more widely.