One thing is certain, man stands at the crossroads of history, the atomic age! It was Dr. Morley of the now defunct Society to Save civilization who said that atomic energy could reduce civilization to ashes. Now with bombs a thousand times more powerful the chances are that all future civilization could be compromised. Empowered by professional “do-gooders” he hatches a plan to save mankind.
You should really watch this. Colin Powell explains how he didn’t want to shoot an “Atomic Annie” at the Soviets. Nuclear Tipping Point is a 2010 documentary produced by the Nuclear Threat Initiative. It features interviews Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, Sam Nunn, and William Perry. Did you know a good chunk of the power you’re using right now comes from the decommissioned nuclear submarines of the former USSR along with the Ukraine’s ICBM stockpile from the cold war? These are good guys trying to do a good thing. But there is a quandry. Who will own the last hydrogen bomb?
A Day Called ‘X’ was a dramatized CBS documentary set in Portland, Oregon in which the entire city is evacuated in anticipation of a nuclear air raid, after Soviet bombers had been detected by radar stations to the north; it details the activation of the city’s civil defense protocols and leads up to the moment before the attack (the ending is left intentionally unknown).
These are the? Alpha and Baker atom bomb tests of Operation Crossroads in 1946. They were each 23 kilotons. There was a supposed to be a Charlie test, but the Navy couldn’t decontaminate the wrecked target ships enough to move them after test Baker. This nuclear test is brought to you by Lucky Strike and […]
Threads is a 1984 television docudrama depicting the effects of a nuclear war on the United Kingdom and its aftermath. Written by Barry Hines and directed by Mick Jackson, Threads was filmed in late 1983 and early 1984. The premise of Threads was to hypothesize the effects of a nuclear war on the United Kingdom after an exchange between the Soviet Union and the United States escalates to include the UK.
Beginning in the 1950s, American and Soviet scientists embarked on a perilous race to see who could build and detonate the world’s largest bomb. The results exceeded all expectations about how big a bomb could be built.
I remember films like this. Of course, being a little younger than this film, the scare was more hydrogen bombs. My grade school years were in the shadow of the Cuban missile crisis. By that time, thermonuclear weapons made the idea of Duck and Cover kind of silly.