The Bomb DVD

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The Bomb The Bomb tells the story of the most powerful and destructive device ever invented. Learn how humans harnessed this incredible power and what challenges we have faced living with it since 1945. With newly restored footage of nuclear weaponry, some of which has only recently been declassified, go behind the scenes of the first atomic bomb, revealing how ... More
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The Bomb

The Bomb tells the story of the most powerful and destructive device ever invented. Learn how humans harnessed this incredible power and what challenges we have faced living with it since 1945. With newly restored footage of nuclear weaponry, some of which has only recently been declassified, go behind the scenes of the first atomic bomb, revealing how it was developed and how it changed the planet, ushering in a new era and reshaping our lives even today. Rare footage from bomb tests through the 1950s and 60s demonstrates the power and strangely compelling beauty of nuclear explosions.

Hear from foremost nuclear bomb historian Richard Rhodes, former Secretary of Defense William Perry, and former Secretary of State George Shultz, as well as from scientists, weapons designers, pilots, witnesses, and ordinary men and women who have lived and worked with the nuclear bomb. Examine the choices society has made - and continues to make - to live with an invention that could destroy the planet.

Producer: Lone Wolf Productions
Production Year: 2015
Copyright Year: 2015
Director: Rushmore Denooyer and Kirk Wolfinger
Narrator: Jonathan Adams
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
DVI: N
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Prince
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4.0 star rating
02/23/21
The Bomb DVD
Review by Prince on 02/23/21 review stating The Bomb DVD
that is a good staff to learn form
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Sally
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5.0 star rating
12/16/20
fascinating
Review by Sally on 12/16/20 review stating fascinating
This was personal for me. My family lived in Los Alamos, NM from 1947 until 1953. It was still a closed city, not many people knew about it. There was only one road into the town and all vehicles had to stop for inspection and authorization to enter. Residents over the age of 12 were issued photo ID cards and any visitors (including our out-of-state family members) had to be met at the gate by the resident they were planning to visit. Their ID was checked and they had to pass inspection -- even my grandparents!
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Grami
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5.0 star rating
12/16/20
Everyone should see!
Review by Grami on 12/16/20 review stating Everyone should see!
Every U.S. citizen should see this. We need to know our history and role in the development of this weapon.
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Mary H.
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5.0 star rating
12/16/20
First Bomb Tested on My Birthday
Review by Mary H. on 12/16/20 review stating First Bomb Tested on My Birthday
The first Bomb was tested on my 9th birthday, July 16 1945. Of course, I did not know that until years later because everything was so secret. My father worked in Security in Los Alamos and he could never tell my mother where he was going or when he would be back. My brother and I went to school there and it was a great place for kids. We had a swimming pool, a good library, a movie theater, an ice skating rink and beautiful forests to explore in. Bandelier Indian Monument was where we had many picnics and class outings. I have collected several books, both fiction and non-fiction about Los Alamos and have several scrapbooks of our time there. This PBS DVD on The Bomb is a good addition to my collection.
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Seapa L.
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5.0 star rating
12/16/20
Very accurate, chronological history. Great photography.
Review by Seapa L. on 12/16/20 review stating Very accurate, chronological history. Great photography.
Just watched The Bomb. My father worked on the Hydrogen Bomb, and I was born in Los Alamos, only to move away as an infant. After watching many programs about the city and the bomb, this is the first one that I have been able to spot my father in a candid scene. Dad passed away in 2004, and there are so many questions that I wish I could ask him now. After he past, I found a box of slides of candid before and after explosion pictures. Through this film, I now know during which test, he took these pictures.
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Pake1
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5.0 star rating
12/16/20
The Bomb is excellent
Review by Pake1 on 12/16/20 review stating The Bomb is excellent
Having worked on Nuclear bomb related activities (use prevention, survivability of military assets, hardening of air, space, and ground assets), I thought this documentary was an excellent summary of the history and current status of the bomb. I even learned some things that I was not aware of. A must see for the experienced and young that need to know about the bomb. Great Job!!
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Pete
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
An historic account of the bomb !
Review by Pete on 07/17/20 review stating An historic account of the bomb !
An excellent addition to my collection of items related to the atomic bomb.
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Scopecat
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
educational
Review by Scopecat on 07/17/20 review stating educational
very educational.
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Maria D.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great details!
Review by Maria D. on 07/17/20 review stating Great details!
Great details beyond the Manhattan Project, Oppenheimer, etc. It adds a thorough global perspective of the development of the bomb.
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Ty W.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Lot of knowledge and some explosions
Review by Ty W. on 07/17/20 review stating Lot of knowledge and some explosions
I consider it very educational.


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