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Val Fitch

Val Fitch talked about his work on the Manhattan Project and his time in Los Alamos, New Mexico, during World War II. After working on the… read more

Val Fitch talked about his work on the Manhattan Project and his time in Los Alamos, New Mexico, during World War II. After working on the timing apparatus of the atomic bomb, he was sent to observe the 1945 Trinity test, which was the first nuclear bomb detonation. He also spoke about the international and domestic ramifications of nuclear weapons and his thoughts on nuclear disarmament. Val Fitch died in February 2015 at the age of 91.

He was interviewed by Cindy Kelly for the Voices of the Manhattan Project on March 26, 2008, in Princeton, New Jersey. close

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Val Fitch Oral History Interview

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Program ID:
327407-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
First Aired:
Aug 16, 2015 | 6:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Aug 22, 2015 | 10:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Aug 16, 2015 | 6:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 16, 2015 | 10:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 22, 2015 | 10:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3