Images of Survival, Stories of Destruction: Nuclear War on British Screens from 1945 to the Early 1960s

  title={Images of Survival, Stories of Destruction: Nuclear War on British Screens from 1945 to the Early 1960s},
  author={Matthew Grant},
  journal={Journal of British Cinema and Television},
  • Matthew Grant
  • Published 2013
  • History
  • Journal of British Cinema and Television
This article discusses a range of depictions and discussions of nuclear war, which appeared on British screens in the first half of the Cold War, in order to understand the changing way nuclear weapons were viewed within British culture. Using such screened images to understand how nuclear war was constructed and represented within British culture, the article argues that the hydrogen bomb, not the atomic bomb, was the true harbinger of the nuclear revolution that transformed cultural… 

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