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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Control Tower, Dyess Air Force Base

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05/28/1987

Exteriors of guard post at Dyess Air Force Base. Soldier saluting. Interiors of control tower, overlooking runways. Men at controls, using binoculars, radar, talking on headsets, directing air traffic. Military planes, including B-1 Bombers and C-20s, taking off and landing. Close up of yellow alert lights and sign. Officers de-boarding plane on runway. Close up of radar.


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Series
War and Peace in the Nuclear Age
Title

Control Tower, Dyess Air Force Base

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

00:30:50

Asset Type

Raw video

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Airplanes
United States. Air Force
c-20 planes
B-1 bombers
Locations
Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene, TX
Genres
Documentary
Topics
War and Conflict
History
Global Affairs
Science
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Control Tower, Dyess Air Force Base,” 05/28/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CEA7827C17324983937F3D23D3E16CA1.
MLA: “War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Control Tower, Dyess Air Force Base.” 05/28/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CEA7827C17324983937F3D23D3E16CA1>.
APA: War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Control Tower, Dyess Air Force Base. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CEA7827C17324983937F3D23D3E16CA1
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