Monday, January 11, 2016

Guest Lecture for History 12 at Sutherland, January 12, 2016

Thank you Mrs. Panton for inviting me back to Sutherland for this talk on the history of the Cold War Nuclear Conflict and our so-far successful attempts to prevent thermonuclear war.

The lecture material can be found in my PowerPoint here.

If you are interested in learning more about the topic, I highly recommend that you see as many of the following videos as possible:

Cold War Cuba 1959 - 1962 The Cold War: MAD-Mutually Assured Destruction (1960-72) Cold War Episode Star Wars 1980 1988 Q.E.D. - A Guide To Armageddon - Nuclear War Documentary (1982) On the 8th Day - Nuclear Winter Documentary (1984) War with Gwynne Dyer, Part 6: Notes on Nuclear War (1983)

Have a chuckle while watching the following civil defense videos.  PoSlicy makers never really believed that populations could be protected against an all-out nuclear assault.

You might also look out for the following films on the topic.  Some have been available on Youtube, though studios bring them down fairly quickly.  Hopefully you can access some of them.

The Day After
Doctor Strangelove
War Games
The War Game
Countdown to Looking Glass
On the Beach
By Dawn's Early Light
The Sum of All Fears
The Atomic Cafe
Day the World Ended
K-19; The Widowmaker
Miracle Mile
The Sacrifice