The Bomb

The Bomb

Streaming Video - 2015
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The Bomb tells the story of the most powerful and destructive device ever invented. Learn how humans harnessed this incredible power and what challenges we have faced living with it since 1945. With newly restored footage of nuclear weaponry, some of which has only recently been declassified, go behind the scenes of the first atomic bomb, revealing how it was developed and how it changed the planet, ushering in a new era and reshaping our lives even today.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS : Made available through hoopla, 2015.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 120 min.)) : sd., col.

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duane767
Sep 05, 2017

A good documentary on the origins of the Bomb and the politics behind it. It is still incredible to me to think that over a quarter of a million people were killed in one foul swoop to effectively end World War 2. The extents to which humanity will go is incredible.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Jul 10, 2016

10.... 9.... 8.... 7.... 6.... 5.... 4.... 3.... 2.... 1.... KAPOW!!!

Even though I thought that this 2-hour history-documentary (from PBS) did tend to go on for a bit too long - I still felt that it was certainly interesting enough to hold my undivided attention, for the most part.

Through stills and vintage film-clips (as well as interviews with Historians and Weapons Designers) - "The Bomb" offered the viewer a very informative and in-depth history of the atomic bomb, starting from the year that it was first created (and first detonated) back in 1945, seventy years ago.

And, even though it's hard to believe sometimes - (The truth is) - To this very day, we all still live in the oppressive shadow of the atomic bomb.

And, with that in mind - We can only hope that through the clear understanding of this weapon's mighty destructive power, man will, hopefully, have the sound intelligence and clear foresight to keep his itchy finger off the button.

(*Be sure to watch video-clip*)

C20T11 Apr 06, 2016

Wow.! Everyone should Check this Out.!

real_thing Mar 24, 2016

WOW!!!!!!!!! TRUE STORY!

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