Capturing a Photograph of an Atomic Bomb Blast

[MUSIC PLAYING] NARRATOR: July 1946, theBikini Atoll in the Pacific– the military begins anaggressive atomic weapons testing program, calledOperation Crossroads. Radio-controlledautopilots are installed in eight B-17 bombers. Converting them intodrones, filled with hundreds of automatic cameras sothey could fly directly into the mushroom cloud. [MUSIC PLAYING] The timing mechanismthat was supposed to start all the…

The photo that prevented a nuclear war

October 22, 1962. US President John F Kennedy deploys a fleetof warships to Cuba. To intercept Soviet cargo ships, which arealready on the way… …transporting nuclear missiles to the island. Kennedy strategically called the impendingshowdown: KENNEDY: “a strict quarantine of all offensivemilitary equipment.” What it really was, was a blockade – whichis an act of…

The Politics of Images: Joes Segal at TEDxFulbright

thank you very much you already saw a glimpse that here it is what is your first impression when you see this sculpture it is part of the collection of the Wendy Museum which is a Museum of Cold War material culture in Los Angeles and of course it represents laning it was originally and…