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Manhattan Project Film Letter to Groves From Producer
1970. Groves Leslie Manhattan Project Film Letter to Groves From Producer PETER BATTY, Typed Letter Signed, to Leslie R. Groves Jr., May 4, 1970, Richmond, England. 1 p., 7" x 9". Very good. Excerpts: "I am known to both General Robert Hasbrouck...and General Bruce Clarke...who helped me, and indeed allowed me to film interviews with them, for another production I made last year for Westinghouse entitled BATTLE FOR THE BULGE, which you may well have seen, as it was to mark the 25th anniversary of that particular campaign. I have letters of congratulation from them both, and in fact from many other serving American officers, as to my fairness and professionalism in that connection. I am also known to General Mark Clark of Charleston, South Carolina, in connection with a film I made earlier last year about the BATTLE FOR CASSINO." "I think I ought to come clean and say at the outset that as well as chatting with you I would very much like to film a brief interview with you concerning your role in the planning of the atom bomb." In 1970, Batty produced a fifty-two-minute documentary entitled The Atomic Bomb: The Dawn of the Nuclear Age! In 1975, he followed up with a second documentary of the same length entitled The Hydrogen Bomb: The Ultimate Weapon of Destruction! Peter Batty (b. 1931) is a British television writer, director, and producer specializing in historical programs. He was a feature writer for the Financial Times in London. He wrote a history of the American Civil War published in 1999 and developed a five- … [Click Below for Full Description]
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