This documentary fascinating but academically presented uses recently declassified military documents and scenes never seen by the public to provide a detailed chronicle of the history of the atomic bomb.
The film was made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The creation of technology and the Cold War that followed are graphically represented.
One scene shows Russians particularly vexing challenge the nuclear test ban and trigger the largest atomic explosion in history.
The film also includes interviews with designers bomb survivors and also shows rare images of interesting devices for launching bombs and exploded them scenes in space. Some of the scenes come from the latest special effects technology.