The most significant event of the 20th century
Former BBC producer Peter Batty's classic documentaries have won awards throughout the world. Here two of Peter Batty's acclaimed films piece together the complete and extraordinary story of the quest for an ultimate weapon - how scientists and politicians in Germany, Britain, the US and the Soviet Union battled to unleash a terrifying power they did not understand.
The men who created the Nuclear age were the "Father of the Bomb" Robert Oppenheimer, Manhattan Project boss General Groves, and the "makers" of the H-Bomb Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam, all profiled in this great DVD. Features two parts:
Birth of the Bomb: A compulsive film which details the making and testing of the first atomic bombs. It contains rare, previously classified archive footage obtained from the US military. The programme traces the early experiments in Nazi Germany to the establishment of the "Manhattan Project" in the USA.
Search for the Super: The fascinating background story to the making and testing of the first H-Bomb. The story is traced from Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 to the eventual successful detonation of the thermonuclear device in the Pacific in 1952 and the first full scale hydrogen-bomb test at Bikini in March 1954.
This DVD is "the best record of the worst weapon." (The Sunday Times)
|Format||DVD | Region 0 | PAL|
|Language & Duration||English | 100 Minutes|