A Short History Of Nuclear Folly

A Short History Of Nuclear Folly

The History Channel  |  August 15, 2015

In the spirit of Dr Strangelove, a blackly sardonic people's history of atomic blunders and near-misses revealing the hushed-up and forgotten episodes in which the great powers gambled with catastrophe. The film tells stories such as that of the accidental drop of a nuclear weapon on the house of train conductor Walter Gregg, the perilous shoot of a John Wayne movie in a radioactive canyon and the loss of four hydrogen bombs in Greenland.

In the spirit of Dr Strangelove, a blackly sardonic people's history of atomic blunders and near-misses revealing the hushed-up and forgotten episodes in which the great powers gambled with catastrophe. The film tells stories such as that of the accidental drop of a nuclear weapon on the house of train conductor Walter Gregg, the perilous shoot of a John Wayne movie in a radioactive canyon and the loss of four hydrogen bombs in Greenland.

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