Archive footage

Step back in time and explore archival footage of WWII, the Space Race, nuclear tests and the early internet, showing amazing human achievements.

Archaeological sites

Atomic tests


Early internet

Moon landings

Space Race

World War II

History Showreel

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The Space Race

The 1950s and 1960s saw the USA and Soviet Union in a high-tech battle for dominance in space technologies. The Soviet Union launched the first satellite and human into space, but the USA won the race to the Moon.

The Atomic Age

Since July 1945, two nuclear weapons have been used in war and more than 2000 atomic weapon tests have been conducted, the vast majority by the USA and Soviet Union. Be struck by the terrifying power of these weapons of mass destruction.