Cold War Era Computers Provide U.S. With Early Warning Defense System Ca. 1960Streaming Video - 1960
Early computers were heralded by the U. S. military as a means of recognizing and preventing a surprise attack on the nation during the cold war. These computers, which were large enough to fill several rooms, collected data from radar stations, aircraft, and patrol ships to give a large snapshot of the nation's airspace. The government also created public service films in order to demonstrate its military capabilities and calm the nation's fears of an attack by the Soviet Union.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : WPA Film Library, 
Copyright Date: ©1960
Characteristics: video file,rda 1 online resource (1 video file (2 min., 33 sec.)) : sound