On July 16, 1945, at a site called Trinity in the New Mexico desert, the US Army conducted the first detonation of a nuclear weapon. Its explosive power was massive - equivalent to 20 kilotons of TNT. Forty seconds after detonation, the blast of air from the bomb reached the observation bunkers. And so began the atomic age... Narrated by William Shatner, this unsettling documentary recounts the design, development, production and testing of nuclear weapons between 1945 and 1963. Footage from the US, Russia and China shows bombs being suspended by balloons, exploding under the ocean, being shot from a cannon and detonated in outer space. Graphic and chilling, the film bears witness to the devastating power of nuclear weapons and their game-changing capacity for destruction.
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