Hiroshima

Hiroshima

Part 1

Streaming Video - 2014
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Part 1 of this BBC docudrama presents the story of the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima, featuring historical reenactments and tracking the bomb's progress from its testing in New Mexico, to Tinian Island, to its flight, to the moment the chain reaction occurred. Featuring eyewitness testimony, it tells the story of the crew that dropped the bomb; of bombing survivors who recall events on the ground prior to the explosion, and of decision-makers in American and Japan.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], c2005.
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (50 min.) :,sd., col.
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 21, 2014.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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