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 with Gwen Wright Universal Friends What can this 200-year-old document reveal about the first American-born woman to lead a religious movement?
- Also in Post War: 1945-1960 Boxcar Home Why is a boxcar buried beneath this suburban kitchen?
- Also in Post War: 1945-1960 Bettie Page Slide Is this a lost Bettie Page image by Irving Klaw?
- Related Investigation Jefferson Pledge Did the transformation of the nation's public education system begin with this $200 pledge?
- Also with Gwen Wright Powder Horn Who is the man etched into this powder horn?
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