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

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Himself - Narrator (voice)
Shuntaro Hida ...
Himself - Hiroshima Survivor
George Elsey ...
Himself - Military Advisor
Paul Tibbets ...
Himself - Pilot, Enola Gay
Theodore Van Kirk ...
Himself - Navigator, Enola Gay
Akiko Takakura ...
Herself - Hiroshima Survivor
Fred Ashworth ...
Himself - Weaponeer, Bockscar
Russell Gackenback ...
Himself - Navigator, Necessary Evil
Morris Jeppson ...
Himself - Weapons Test Officer
Teruko Fujii ...
Herself - Survivor
Kinuko Laskey ...
Herself - Hiroshima Survivor
Takashi Tanemori ...
Himself - Hiroshima Survivor
Shigeru Terasawa ...
Himself - Hiroshima Witness
Noboru Akima ...
General Anami (as Noburu Akima)
George Anton ...
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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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One of the fireballs/mushroom clouds shown in the detonation sequence is from the Upshot-Knothole Grable nuclear artillery test, conducted by the US in 1953. 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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Well done docudrama
8 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

I thought this was a very well done docudrama about the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima. It mixed historical footage, survivor interviews and dramatic re-enactments to bring the story to light. It left out almost all of the moralistic arguments used to frame today's arguments and just told the story of what happened, mostly through the eyes of the people involved (of which there are precious few left). Whether you think the decision to drop the bombs was right or wrong, this is an excellent movie to help understand the event. If you don't know much about the circumstances surrounding the dropping of the A-bomb on Hiroshima, this should be one of the first sources you visit to add to your knowledge base.


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