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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Air Force Flight Simulator

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Footage of an Air Force crew at Dyess Air Force Base in a flight simulator, training.

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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age

Air Force Flight Simulator

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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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Nuclear weapons
United States. Air Force
Dyess Air Force Base
Global Affairs
War and Conflict
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