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Episode 6 - Nuclear Fallout

Episode 6 - Nuclear Fallout

On the sixth episode of American
History Too! we leave the tawdry goings-on of the Gilded Age far behind and
for this cheery Christmas special we examine the subject of Nuclear Fallout in
the context of the early Cold War (1945-1960). 

Malcolm, who specialises in this area, guides us through the
history of the nuclear bomb:  How was it
first conceived and why was it deployed?  How close were the Nazis to securing the
bomb?  What’s so special about a hydrogen
(or ‘super’) bomb?  Is it conceivable
that a bomb could be constructed that would destroy the entire world?  In what ways have governments chosen to
educate (or not) their citizenry about what would happen in the case of nuclear
war?  Duck and cover as Malcolm takes us
on this tour de force of nuclear