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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Pre-Flight Mission Briefing

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Flight crew going over the pre-flight preparations for a B-1B bomber mission. Includes interviews with the flight crew as they talk about the aircraft and shots of the airfield.

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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age

Pre-Flight Mission Briefing

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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
Rockwell B-1 (Bomber)
Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene, TX
Global Affairs
War and Conflict
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WGBH Educational Foundation
Chicago: “War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Pre-Flight Mission Briefing,” 05/26/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B06D0EFA07A9457C88000FF422B47D9A.
MLA: “War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Pre-Flight Mission Briefing.” 05/26/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B06D0EFA07A9457C88000FF422B47D9A>.
APA: War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Pre-Flight Mission Briefing. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B06D0EFA07A9457C88000FF422B47D9A
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