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?
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- Also with Gwen Wright Houdini Poster Could these be original theatre posters of the greatest magician on earth?
- Also with Gwen Wright Creole Poems Does this manuscript contain words of love or illegal acts of rebellion?
- Also with Gwen Wright Revolutionary War Poem How did this poem, written by an American prisoner in England in 1780 end up in Oregon 200 years later?
- Also in Post War: 1945-1960 Jackie Robinson Scorecard What does this scorecard reveal about the desegregation of our national pastime?
- Also in Season 7 Civil War Bridge Has a new discovery rewritten Civil War history?
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