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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Red Square, Moscow

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Panning shots of Red Square. Exteriors of the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, and the State Historical Museum. Young brides and grooms laying flowers at tomb of unknown soldier. Changing of the honor guard in front of Lenin’s Mausoleum.

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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age

Red Square, Moscow

Series Description

The first atomic explosion in the New Mexico desert on July 16, 1945, changed the world forever. This series chronicles these changes and the history of a new era. It traces the development of nuclear weapons, the evolution of nuclear strategy, and the politics of a world with the power to destroy itself.

In thirteen one-hour programs that combine historic footage and recent interviews with key American, Soviet, and European participants, the nuclear age unfolds: the origin and evolution of nuclear weapons; the people of the past who have shaped the events of the present; the ideas and issues that political leaders, scientists, and the public at large must confront, and the prospects for the future. Nuclear Age highlights the profound changes in contemporary thinking imposed by the advent of nuclear weapons. Series release date: 1/1989



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Tomb of the unknown solider, Moscow
Church buildings
Wedding ceremonies
Red Square
Moscow, USSR
War and Conflict
Global Affairs
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WGBH Educational Foundation
Chicago: “War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Red Square, Moscow,” 04/03/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0EE6151AF477430FAA40A0B133489E64.
MLA: “War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Red Square, Moscow.” 04/03/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0EE6151AF477430FAA40A0B133489E64>.
APA: War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Red Square, Moscow. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0EE6151AF477430FAA40A0B133489E64
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