The US dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. Three days later, the small fishing village of Nagasaki also fell victim. On this edition, we hear the voices and lessons of the most deadly attacks the world had ever seen. We commemorate the anniversary of the bombings with excerpts from two documentaries, Hiroshima Countdown and Nagasaki Journey.
Paul Tibbets, Jr., US Air Force brigadier general; Henry Stimson, former Secretary of War; Charles Sweeney, US Air Force major general; Sumiteru Taniguchi, Nagasaki bomb survivor; Victor Tolley, US Marine Corp. vet; Itsuko Okubo, Nagasaki bomb survivor.
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Articles, Reports, Photos:
Time Life’s Unpublished Photos of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
New York Times’ Hiroshima: A Controversy That Refuses to Die
Nevada Desert Experience Catholic Worker Nuclear protests
Foreclose on the Bomb not on the People
Foreclose on the Bomb! Hiroshima & Nagaski Commemoration at Livermore Lab
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum – Virtual Museum (English)
Devil’s Tango by Cecile Pineda
Masayuki Koga, “Shakuhachi”
Ryuichi Sakamoto, “Energy Flow”