Documentary with dramatic reenactments with actors to describe what dropping the bomb on Hiroshima was like.

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Noboru Akima ...
General Anami (as Noburu Akima)
George Anton ...
Parsons
Fred Ashworth ...
Himself
Robert Austin ...
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Beser
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Stimson
Katsumi Chô ...
Admiral Yonai
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Van Kirk
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Groves
Gus Danowski ...
Jeppson
Tim Davenport ...
Captain Bob Lewis
Paul T.T. Easter ...
Military Policeman
George Elsey ...
Himself
Michael Fitzpatrick ...
Farrell
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Landmark dramadoc telling the story of the atomic bomb and its impact on the people of Hiroshima. The film mixes testimony, archive, CGI and full-scale reconstruction to communicate the detailed content and context of this terrible event. Screened in 30 other countries around the world on the 60th anniversary. Written by Anonymous

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Hiroshima: BBC History of World War II  »

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This was Ed Bishop's final acting role before his death on June 8, 2005 at the age of 72. See more »

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At 47 minutes approx, when A bomb explodes on Hiroshima its sound is heard simultaneously with radiation and fireball (That was a physical mistake or just a "dramatic license"?); approx three minutes later some guy mentions that expansive wave travels at less speed with sound. See more »

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A humane presentation of the fateful day.
9 June 2006 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Being once a former History student, history-relating subjects are often of interest to me. Especially if it's something which I had learnt in my past History classes. The fall of Japan in WWII was one of those things I learnt.

Imagine my surprise when I saw this on air here last year. Given it was also a good time to refresh somehow some of the events I had learnt from my History textbook, this show viewed the atomic bomb dropping on Hiroshima through the eyes of those who had survived to tell their story. Whatever I had understood in the History class was through the events in the textbook, this is more raw and humane for a change.

It's always scary to understand about the after-effects of the atomic bomb that often it's only those who experienced, and survived to tell the tale, will give a very different perspective. Even more terrifying, hearing from the survivors themselves. Yeah, often it's being discussed normally close to the WWII's anniversary that whether it is justified to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to finally force Japan to end WWII in the Pacific region, but then, this is still a topic which is very touchy even till now.

Given I also remembered my father once went to Japan for business for some time and he did went to the memorial centre in Hiroshima and when he brought back the brochure, I almost felt sick. At the contents, that is. When it showed the images and the graphics in the brochure, I cannot really bear to see it after one look.

Often, the horrors of war remains in those who had went through it. It's always never nice.

If you are one of those who want to know how the whole thing went before WWII finally ended in the Pacific, this is recommended.


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