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  • Secrets of the Dead

SECRETS OF THE DEAD | The World's Biggest Bomb | PBS

Duration: 01:27
Program: Secrets of the Dead #1104

Beginning in the 1950s, American and Soviet scientists engaged in a dangerous race to see who could build and detonate the world's largest bomb. The results exceeded all expectations about how big a bomb could be built. This is an epic story where the United States led the way, but then left the field clear for the Soviet Union to break all records. Terrifyingly, the bomb-makers on both sides were flying blind as they pushed the technology far into unknown territory.

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Post Date: May 14, 2011