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The Atom Bomb in popular culture

German surrender brought the Second World War in Europe to an end. But all feared that war with Japan would drag on and on. Behind the scenes, the US had been working on a secret weapon – the most powerful ever devised – and by August 1945, it was no longer such a secret. These films explore A-Bomb in Pop Culture or: How The West Has Changed its Portrayal of the Atomic Bomb Through Time, from the dropping of the very first atomic bomb, through to the Cold War and right up to the present day. The films conclude by asking whether or not these types of weapon should have existed in the first place, and questioning what the future holds for the A-Bomb.The films relate to The Open University Course A327, 'Europe 1914-1989: war, peace, modernity'.

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The Open University and the Cold War

How the origins of The Open University were framed by the Cold War.

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Chris Moore on the opportunity in the wrong place, wrong time

"There were markets we'd gone into too early, too soon"

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Brian Ladd interview: Ghosts of Berlin

Laurie Taylor interviews Brian Ladd about Berlin, the haunted city. This is an extended version of the interview broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed.

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Programme 1: The Ghosts of Berlin

The Open University is teaming up with BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed for an occasional series of special programmes. In the first - due for broadcast December 26th 2007 - the city of Berlin is centre-stage.

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Give me back the Berlin Wall - Give me Stalin and St. Paul

Stuart Mitchell reflects on the influence of subjective feelings on a historian's perspective.

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More warlike than we'd like to think? The Labour government of 1945

The Welfare State was the defining act of the Clement Atlee's government. But does that overshadow a strong hand played in defence of the realm?

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