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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Warren Air Force Base Silos

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Various shots of the Warren Air Force Base missile silos as well as crew activity.

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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age

Warren Air Force Base Silos

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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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United States. Air Force
United States
Guided missile silos
F.E. Warren Air Force Base, WY
Global Affairs
War and Conflict
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Chicago: “War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Warren Air Force Base Silos,” 06/29/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_550CAF47DF274B42972B2DD73083A408.
MLA: “War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Warren Air Force Base Silos.” 06/29/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_550CAF47DF274B42972B2DD73083A408>.
APA: War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Warren Air Force Base Silos. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_550CAF47DF274B42972B2DD73083A408
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