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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; B-1B Bomber Training Program

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Classroom scenes of students in the B-1B Bomber 338th Combat Crew Training Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base. Basic Bomber Principles Seminar, with lecture, slides, and question from students. Close ups on teachers and students in uniform. Introduction to the training program. Biographical introductions of each of the trainees. Shots of the runway, B-1B bombers taking off and being serviced.

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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age

B-1B Bomber Training Program

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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B-1 bomber
Nuclear weapons
Military training
Nuclear warfare
United States. Air Force
Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene, TX
War and Conflict
Global Affairs
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Chicago: “War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; B-1B Bomber Training Program,” 05/27/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F95B3D63FC4141C1932A89253E6A658F.
MLA: “War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; B-1B Bomber Training Program.” 05/27/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F95B3D63FC4141C1932A89253E6A658F>.
APA: War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; B-1B Bomber Training Program. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F95B3D63FC4141C1932A89253E6A658F
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