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Crashed planes, lost nuclear bombs, and an Air Force cover-up: a filmmaker unpacks the secret history of how his grandfather nearly blew-up the eastern seaboard.

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Crashed planes, lost nuclear bombs, and an Air Force cover-up: a filmmaker unpacks the secret history of how his grandfather nearly blew-up the eastern seaboard.

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At the ending, it says "Dedicated to Tech Sargeant Melvin D. Wooten". Sergeant is misspelled as "Sargeant". See more »

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Noble and affectionate tribute
19 June 2018 | by michaelberanek275See all my reviews

Visually smart, well supported by music and effects, and well-narratted tale of one of the early 'broken arrows' and the people involved. I enjoyed the clips of the graceful gleaming B52s - for me resonating a little with the techical glory of Columbia and STS-107 and the story of thier brave crew. There's no banging of cold war drums here, just a dignified reminder of a human side to the astoundingly dangerous brinkmanship and of scale of that secret war. This is obviously not an Air Force endorsed film judging by the final questions posed by relatives on the fiasco and the remarks about lack of cooperation with commemorations. The film comes across rather like a very tidily-made home movie, leaving a few poignant queries and reflections - not least for me suggestion of a multitude of stories of everyday heroism and sacrifice on both sides, still as yet largely untold, about the MAD era - of Mutually Assured Destruction.


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