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Prelinger Archives: Stay Safe, Stay Strong - the Facts About Nuclear Weapons (1960) [electronic resource]

Prelinger Archives
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
This Prelinger Archives film is a 1960 instructional film on nuclear warfare created for U.S. Air Force personnel. Through an intro-level, semi-animated explanation of nuclear physics and its role in the weaponry of the time, viewers learn the basic definitions of conventional and nuclear weapons, the differences between fission and fusion bombs, and the mass-energy conversion that takes place inside atoms during fission and fusion. Varieties of nuclear devices discussed include gun-type and implosion. Footage of atmospheric and underground testing, a bomber making a crash landing, a wall-sized "lightning-fast computer," and other images are interwoven with the frequently repeated reminder, "These are the facts!
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Run Time
23 min.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Stay Safe, Stay Strong - The Facts about Nuclear Weapons (1960)
  • Stay Safe, Stay Strong
  • The Facts about Nuclear Weapons (1960) (23:00)
Produced by Cinefonics, Inc., for the United States Air Force.
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1960.
Publisher no.
41801 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (23 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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