A-Bombs Over Nevada (2015)

Introduction

America’s nuclear tests of the 1950s and early ’60s, when bombs were detonated in the Nevada desert just 65 miles from Las Vegas, are recalled.

Outline

The dropping of “Fat Man” and “Little Boy” on Japan marked the end of World War II and the dawn of the Atomic Age. The race against the Soviet Union to build a bigger, better bomb was on. The U.S. put their new nukes to the test on a desolate stretch of desert just 65 miles away from Las Vegas, and people travelled from all over the country to witness the detonations. This is the story of the nation’s grand atomic experiment and the bizarre atomic subculture that spawned beauty queens, new hairdos, and radioactive superheroes.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director: Tom Jennings.
  • Writer: Tom Jennings.
  • Production: 1895 Films
  • Release Date: 17 December 2018 (UK).
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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