Spies, Lies and the Superbomb (2007)
"Nuclear Secrets" (original title)

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Looks at the race for Nuclear Superemacy from The Manhatten Project through to The Islamic Bomb.

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A series of five spy thrillers, looking at the race for nuclear supremacy. Starting with the making of the first Atomic bomb in episodes 1 and 2, onto the Cuban missile crisis in episode 3, episode 4 about nuclear weapons in the Middle East. A series of five, one hour documentaries. Written by mildred-2

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In the episode "Superspy", set in the 1940's, one scene that takes place outside Los Alamos, in the US state of New Mexico, clearly shows a vehicle with a license plate for the US state of Arizona. The plate design is also one that wasn't available until 1997. See more »

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Robert Oppenheimer: What do we think about the Nazis? They killed six million people. What will the world say about America and democracy if we kill six million people with our hydrogen bombs? Or ten million, or 20 million?
Edward Teller: They will not be used. The function is to *prevent* war.
Robert Oppenheimer: But that's insanity, Edward. Will we build the single most violent, destructive, indiscriminate weapon ever conceived by mankind to prevent war? A weapon so randomly destructive, it cannot possible have a military value? It's not a weapon...
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Brief history of nuclear weapons and espionage !
12 May 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This series takes us back to the time of the birth of the nuclear bombs. It shows the lives of scientists who created it, stole it and sold it. The actors depicting the real life of those people did a fabulous job. It also did a good job in highlighting the fact that there is a great risk now that these technologies can easily slip into the wrong hands. After seeing these documentaries one can only ask the question as to whether the weapons have stopped the third world war permanently or are they being manufactured to be in it. It also highlights that the international politics has driven the scientists to develop destructive power of such titanic magnitudes. Overall this documentary is a must watch to know the history and the present state of nuclear weapons in the world,


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