DIRECTOREspar, David
TITLEWar and Peace in the Nuclear Age: Part I, Dawn
DISTRIBUTORAnnenberg/CPB Project
RUNNING TIME60 minutes

This film depicts the politics between the Soviet Union and the United States and their growing conflict from before the United States entered World War II to the beginning of the Cold War. The presentation uses aired news reports, interviews with Russian and American physicists, and interviews with government officials. The film suggests that despite the wartime alliance between the United States and the Soviet Union, the Manhattan Project was established secretly because the United States felt vulnerable in the area of nuclear development. When the United States ended the war with the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the arms race between the two countries intensified. The film is the first of a thirteen part series, including interviews and original footage, on World War II and the Cold War through the Reagan administration.

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