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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; 2nd Infantry Division in Korea

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Footage of the 2nd Infantry Division (Indianhead) in South Korea. Shots of soldiers doing drills in tanks and giving interviews, some wearing gasmasks. One soldier explains his post while pointing out where the North Korean boarder is.

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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age

2nd Infantry Division in Korea

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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Military weapons
South Korea
United States
North Korea
War and Conflict
Global Affairs
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WGBH Educational Foundation
Chicago: “War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; 2nd Infantry Division in Korea,” 06/14/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_68B376C849B64FA6A92E9884329FDC62.
MLA: “War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; 2nd Infantry Division in Korea.” 06/14/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_68B376C849B64FA6A92E9884329FDC62>.
APA: War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; 2nd Infantry Division in Korea. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_68B376C849B64FA6A92E9884329FDC62
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