Category: History

History Of Nuclear Weapons – General

U.S. Strategic Nuclear Policy, An Oral History, Part 1 – This 4 hour documentary film (in two parts) from Sandia National Labs explores the origins of United States strategic nuclear policy and how it evolved.

U.S. Strategic Nuclear Policy, An Oral History, Part 2 – This 4 hour documentary film (in two parts) from Sandia National Labs explores the origins of United States strategic nuclear policy and how it evolved.

The Bomb: A Nuclear Weapons Documentary – This two hour video documentary provides a good overview of the history of nuclear weapons development.

The Atomic Bomb: Crash Course History – This video by the excellent YouTube educational video producers CrashCourse offers a quick engaging look at the history of the development of nuclear weapons.

History Of Nuclear Weapons 1960s

The Missiles of October: What the World Didn’t Know – This 90 minute video narrated by Peter Jennings of ABC seemed to be the best video about the Cuban Missile Crisis on Youtube. This crucial historic event is explored in detail using interviews with participants on both sides of the conflict.

The Cuban Missile Crisis by the History Channel – This 47 minute video by the History Channel covers the Cuban Missile Crisis in detail.

Cold War Documentary: Cuba(1959-1962) – This 45 minute video tells the Cuban part of the Cold War story during the period of 1959-1962.

Nikita Khrushchev – The Man Behind the Cuban Missile Crisis – This 30 minute video tells the story of Nikita Khrushchev, the Russian leader of the fifties and early sixties who decided to install Russian nuclear missiles in Cuba, a roll of the geo-political dice which led to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

JFK on the Cuban Missile Crisis – 1962 – This video shows the speech President Kennedy gave to the American people regarding the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Buzz One Four B-52 Crash – In 1964 a B-52 carrying two nuclear weapons broke apart in a storm and crashed about 100 miles from Washington D.C.

The Day We Dropped Nukes On North Carolina –  In 1961 a B-52 broke up in flight over North Carolina accidentally releasing nuclear bombs that almost detonated.