Another interesting factoid: Dr. Strangelove is thought to be modeled on Werner von Braun, the ex-nazi rocket scientist who was hired after the war by the Americans to design rockets for space exploration and the hurling of nuclear weapons. His life is brilliantly parodied in Tom Lehrer's "Werhner von Braun" (sic) (I think the original title is incorrect). The song includes various crackers: "The widows and cripples of old London town/all owe their large pensions to Werhner von Braun", referring to the V2 rockets designed by von Braun.