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1945: Fallout

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Nuclear energy, born in 1945, fosters both fear and promise. Presents an overview of the development of the bomb, its use to end World War II, and its subsequent effects. Reviews bomb-testing, protests, proliferation, Chernobyl, and treaties. Vintage film, personal recollections, and graphic scenes enrich this chronology of the A-bomb. NOTE: Recommend teacher preview.

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Runtime: 56 minutes 13 seconds

Row upon row of grayish white stone crosses in a military cemetery. Caption. 1914-1918, World War I.
25 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Man in a black Nazi uniform stands in front and addresses another man seated at a desk. Caption. But not all are as quick as you, even in the Party.
1 hours 44 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Animation of a battleship at Dunkirk with soldiers onboard. Caption. And will determine the course of the Second World War.
Butterfly Effect
Season 2 / Ep 9
25 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Animation of World War 2 Soviet commanders speaking in front of a battlefield map to a crowded room of officers. Caption. To fortify the Kursk region and to wait.
Butterfly Effect
Season 3 / Ep 13
26 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Digital map titled "Battle of Britain." Germany and its occupied countries and territories are shaded red with a Nazi flag and text that reads, "Germany." The United Kingdom is shaded beige with a U, K flag below text that reads, "Britain."
Command Decisions
Episode 2
20 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Digital map titled "Battle of Iwo Jima" with 3 red arrows pointing from the Pacific Northwest towards Japan and its occupied territories.
Command Decisions
Episode 7
20 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Digital map titled "Battle of Stalingrad." Germany and its occupied territories are green with red swastikas. The U, S, S, R is yellow with 2 red stars with yellow arrows pointing towards Germany's eastern fronts.
Command Decisions
Episode 10
20 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Digital map titled "Battle of the Bulge." France, Belgium, and Paris are yellow. Blue rectangles appear on German border with 2 blue stars in France and another in Belgium. Germany and occupied northern Italy are red and labeled, "Germany." Swastikas are visible north of Italy and in Germany near eastern Belgium.
Command Decisions
Episode 11
20 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white family photo of Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, and 4 daughters. Caption. Thus ends 300 years of czarist rule.
10 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 12
Man stands in command hatch of a green army tank among row of tanks. Caption. A war which illustrates how appeasing a bully can fail.
11 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12