Episode 1: The 1950s
On February 14th, 1950, a Convair B-36B plane crashed in northern British Colombia after jettisoning a Mark 4 nuclear bomb. This was the first such nuclear weapon loss in history. The Goldsboro B-52 crash was similar. Information newly declassified in 2013 showed that one of the bombs came very close to detonating which would have irreparably changed the North Carolina coastline.
Wars & Battles
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- Ch 354Operation Plunder The Rhine CrossingThis program covers the growth of German aggression, 1934-1940. Contains many animated maps explaining German tactics and many views of Adolf Hitler making speeches and in conferences. Shows a large Nazi rally and Axis-inspired riots in Belgium and France. Also shows a Nazi rally in Madison Square Garden. Included is footage of Joachim von Ribbentrop and Fritz Kuhn.Battlezone WWII: Battle of Midway to Victory in the PacificThe 2nd US Marines' bloody assault on Tarawa.