THE BOMB

A fresh look at the Atomic Age

DVD (widescreen)

$24.99

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Remastering once-grainy primary source film footage and analyzing declassified documents, this eye-opening documentary reveals the history of the Atomic Age with fresh clarity.

From the first German experiments in fission, through the fascinating personalities and unprecedented challenges of the Manhattan Project, to the Trinity tests and the Hiroshima and Nagasaki detonations, the program shows why "the Bomb" was made and what it meant to the world: the arms race, the Cold War, the "Peaceful Atom," "Duck and Cover," the H-Bomb, fallout, proliferation, Mutual Assured Destruction, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the threat of "nuclear winter," strategic arms limitation treaties (SALT), and the continuing threat today.

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Copyright

2015

Publisher

PBS

Grade

9 and up

Color

Color and black-and-white

Run Time

120 minutes