Tag Archives: atomic bomb

Bombing of Hiroshima

A short account of the bombing of Hiroshima

On the 6th August 1945, the USA dropped an atomic bomb nicknamed “Little Boy” on the Japanese city of Hiroshima from the B-29 aircraft Enola Gay.

USSR nuclear test

The USSR’s first atomic test

On the 29th August 1949, the Soviet Union successfully detonated its first nuclear weapon codenamed RDS-1 and nicknamed First Lightning.


Why were the Rosenbergs sentenced to death? Overview podcast

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were found guilty of espionage and sentenced to death for their role in passing information about the US nuclear programme to the Soviet Union.

Tybee Island bomb

How did the USA lose a nuclear bomb?! The story of the Tybee Island bomb

Operation Looking Glass

Operation Looking Glass: why the USA kept an airborne nuclear control centre flying 24/7

Tsar Bomba

The Tsar Bomba: the most powerful weapon in the world

US break relations with Cuba

Causes of the Cuban Missile Crisis

A chronological overview of the events leading to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Geneva Summit

The Geneva Summit: when Reagan met Gorbachev (video account)