History Detectives peers inside a black box that may shed light on some of the darkest days of the Cold War. The US atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 raised the stakes of modern warfare.
Almost immediately after World War Two, America’s former ally, the U.S.S.R., became her Cold War archenemy. The Soviet Union’s surprise testing of its own atomic bomb in 1949 helped trigger a nuclear arms race, with each side pursuing ever more costly and deadly technologies.
More than sixty years after the start of the Cold War, Wayne Gilbert, of Westminster, Colorado, has stumbled across an interesting discovery. Was this device invented to help Americans believe they could survive a soviet nuclear attack?
- Also with Gwen Wright Shipwreck Cannons Are these the last remains of a navy schooner that fought in a border dispute with the mighty British Empire?
- Also in Season 7 WWII Diary Does this diary hold the key to understanding the fate of a missing bomber pilot from World War II?
- Also with Gwen Wright Railroad Station Is a disused depot the first railroad station in Texas?
- Also with Gwen Wright Movie Palace Is this small Wisconsin town theater the country's first great movie palace?
- Also in Season 7 Stalag 17 Portrait What happened to the artist of this portrait made in a German POW camp?
- Also in Season 7 Kahlil Gibran Painting Is this painting an unknown work by an immigrant poet whose words inspired an American generation?
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