The War game

United Kingdom, 1965

Film
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Documentary-style story of a nuclear attack on Kent, England. This horrific film is a vision of the possible consequences of a nuclear attack on Britain. Much of the filming was done with a hand-held camera and the result is a film with an impact of remarkable immediacy. An uncompromising film about the latent horrors of the atomic bomb. Note: Not recommended for children.

Credits

director

Peter Watkins

production company

BBC

Language

English

Duration

00:48:13:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

31569

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Nuclear warfare

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Nuclear warfare - Social aspects

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Nuclear warfare - Social aspects

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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