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Hiroshima. Part 1

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Summary

  • 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.

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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Contents

  • Introduction: Hiroshima: Part 1 (2:12) -- Testing Atomic Bomb (2:45) -- Military Context (2:00) -- War Direction Council (1:35) -- Japan Prepares for Invasion (1:58) -- Truman Informs Stalin of Bomb (2:26) -- Last Chance to Surrender (2:25) -- Tinian (1:45) -- Flying into Wind (1:02) -- Hiroshima's Importance (1:18) -- Briefing Soldiers on Bomb (3:18) -- Parsons (2:31) -- Tibbets Takes Enola Gay (1:09) -- Dr. Hida (1:52) -- Three Airplanes on Hiroshima Mission (0:55) -- Cyanide Pills (1:52) -- Takeoff (2:05) -- Parsons Assembles Bomb (1:58) -- Flight Continues (2:43) -- Hiroshima Air Raid Alert (1:57) -- Morning of Bombing (3:37) -- Bomb Run (1:05) -- Bomb Dropped (3:17) -- Credits: Hiroshima: Part 1 (1:05)
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