Nuclear Nightmares

Directed by Peter Batty
Peter Batty
Corinth Films
1979
88 Minutes
USA
English
Documentary
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Synopsis

From the late science writer Nigel Calder comes NUCLEAR NIGHTMARES, a visually frightening examination of the world’s Cold War era nuclear weapon infrastructure. Host Peter Ustinov utilizes his wit and charm to narrate for the viewer how the US command and control system functions in both training and in the event of an actual retaliatory nuclear strike, and the chilling means by which airpower, nuclear submarines and underground ICBM launch pads are employed to ensure absolute vengeance on the aggressor. Throughout the film, Ustinov colorfully illustrates several scenarios of what might happen if the missiles are unleashed and so commences “the war that must never happen.”

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