The Bomb

The Bomb

DVD - 2015
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This is the story of the most powerful and destructive device ever invented. With newly restored footage, go behind the scenes of the first atomic bomb, revealing how it was developed and how it changed the planet. Examine the choices society has made since 1945, and continues to make, to live with an invention that could destroy the planet.
Publisher: Arlington, VA : PBS, [2015]
ISBN: 9781627894524
Branch Call Number: 623.45 BOMB
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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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.

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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