Harry Truman, the successor to the Oval Office after the late President Rosevelt, is plagued with the decisions of war that could save or cost a thousand lives. He is then confronted with the nuclear weapons project, which he approves. As tension ensues (although it is difficult to get into this because most know the end) Truman must make the devastating desicion to use the bomb of all bombs. After some delivering japanese performances, Truman must force suffering on the japanese people again in order to end the war. Written by
Spottiswoode commented to the pilot about what a shame it was that of the thousands of the magnificent machines built, that only the B-29 one was still flying. The pilot (a World War Two veteran) was not so nostalgic, and replied "This thing was designed and built for just one purpose; to kill thousands of people at a time. One is more than enough." See more »
The test bombs approximating "Fat Man," whose shape is unmistakable, must have been smaller because at the time of test drops at Wendover, they are shown in this film all fitting inside the closed bomb bay doors of the Wendover B-29, when the Nagasaki "Bock's Car" B-29 used a specially shaped door with a cut out to permit closure and a tight fit around the bomb's 60" girth. See more »
Hiroshima is a great film, originally made for cable, about events leading up to the A-bomb being dropped on Japan. It shows the Japanese perspective very well and is one of the better WW2 films of recent years. Surprisingly, it is mostly a Canadian production that is very accurate with the facts they put on screen. Very well done.
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