Birth of the bomb

United Kingdom, 1970

Film
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Episode of Series “Visions of War”.
This is the background story of the making of the first atomic bomb. The period covered is from 1938 to the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. German efforts to create an atomic bomb are described. The intensive research into the development of the bomb in the United States is dealt with extensively. Includes archival film, and interviews with some of those involved. (Colour version)

Credits

producer/director

Peter Batty

production company

Peter Batty Productions

Duration

00:50:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1970

Appears in

Visions of War

Group of items

Visions of War

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

34597

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Atomic bomb

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Nuclear warfare

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Oppenheimer, J. Robert (Julius Robert), 1904-1967

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

History → History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Oppenheimer, J. Robert (Julius Robert), 1904-1967

People → Oppenheimer, J. Robert (Julius Robert), 1904-1967

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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