Watch the full-length episode at http://video.pbs.org/video/2365530722/?Utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=tbom_covefullprogram (US Only) THE BOMB premieres Tuesday, July 28 at 8/7c on PBS.
To create the bomb, a vast industrial complex is built, as cities appear out of nowhere. Thousands of workers are recruited, but are told only enough to do their own job, nothing more. Yet despite the urgency of the crisis, a huge pool of potential talent is virtually ignored. Women are typists and secretaries, and run schools and libraries. But scarcely any scientists or engineers are women.