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The Bomb (2015)

See how America developed the most destructive invention in human history - the nuclear bomb - how it changed the world and how it continues to loom large in our lives. Hear from historians... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jonathan Adams ... Narrator
John Andersen John Andersen ... Himself
Hal Behl Hal Behl ... Himself
Walter Boyne Walter Boyne ... Himself
Alan Carr Alan Carr ... Himself
Lynn Eden Lynn Eden ... Herself
John Hopkins John Hopkins ... Himself
Lilli Hornig Lilli Hornig ... Herself
Sergei Khrushchev Sergei Khrushchev ... Himself
Amy Knight Amy Knight ... Herself
Charles Loeber Charles Loeber ... Himself
Elaine Tyler May Elaine Tyler May ... Herself
Glen McDuff Glen McDuff ... Himself
Laura McEnaney Laura McEnaney ... Herself
Robert Norris Robert Norris ... Himself
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See how America developed the most destructive invention in human history - the nuclear bomb - how it changed the world and how it continues to loom large in our lives. Hear from historians and those who experienced the dawn of the atomic age. Written by PBS

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bomben som förändrade historien See more »

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16:9 HD
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The films "experts" claim over and over again that the "red scare" was a manufactured propaganda campaign which it actually was not. It was for real and the Venona papers released in 1996 after the failure of the Soviet union proved the depth of Soviet spies that infiltrated the American government. See more »

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4 July 2016 | by strong-122-478885See all my reviews

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 year that it was first created (and first detonated) back in 1945, 70 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.


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