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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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Series
War and Peace in the Nuclear Age
Title

Air Force Flight Simulator

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

Duration

01:01:54

Asset Type

Raw video

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Nuclear weapons
Airplanes
United States. Air Force
Locations
Dyess Air Force Base
Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Global Affairs
History
War and Conflict
Citation
Chicago: “War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Air Force Flight Simulator,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_872F47EA2CD24D46BEA71312C51E026F.
MLA: “War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Air Force Flight Simulator.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_872F47EA2CD24D46BEA71312C51E026F>.
APA: War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Air Force Flight Simulator. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_872F47EA2CD24D46BEA71312C51E026F
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