|Studio:||2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO|
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||08 Aug 2005|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Hiroshima: BBCBy Mr. D Long from Durham UK , 08 Aug 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]This informative and sometimes disturbing documentary was screened on the BBC on 7th August 2005 and released the following day on DVD.
As with any BBC documentary it is beautifully made with great regard to the survivors and veterans involved, showing compassion.
The Documentary clearly sets out to put both sides of the story using first hand accounts and dazzling special effects.
The US had a genuine belief they were doing right by dropping the first bomb on Hiroshima, in an attempt to end the war, knowing the Japanese would stop at nothing, resulting in a loss of life far in advance of anything they believed both bombs would cause.
You are left with the shocking fact that because of the resulting radiation, the aftermath is still very real today some 60 years on, and did it really cut the loss of life after all?
One point to me, which said it all... This was just an experiment the US continued.
Only initially tested days earlier, and very much still an experiment, to the extent that the crew of the Enola Gay had to improvise the bomb trigger to avoid taking off with the bomb fully armed. The use of two other B29s to record as much information as possible was another shocking revelation to me.
This DVD is a good starting point for anyone wanting to begin research into the Japanese involvement during WW2, Ironically because it shows the point of their total collapse and surrender, after the dropping of the second bomb on Nagasaki.
A very thought provoking watch....
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Should be watched by every human being.By gingerspike (432 reviews) from Grimsby , 23 Aug 2012This is a great documentary about what must be the saddest and most disgraceful event in human history - the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima (and not forgetting Nagasaki). The film was well made and contained some great (yet truly awful and despicable) footage as well as interviews and reconstructions. Should be shown in schools to show our young people the horrors of war and the kind of evil that has been carried out by one race against another. Ban the bomb!
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GoodBy kjg (9 reviews) from Glasgow , 15 Jul 2009Eye witness accounts from both sides make this a very creditable documentary.
Great Historical MovieBy a customer from London , 05 Nov 2008This movie would be a MUST for all those studying History at school.
I found it really easy to watch with the story line being
1) acted out
2) Black and White Footage from the actual bombing
3) Interviews with those involved on the anola grey and also from people in Hiroshima at the time.
The BBC have made a great informative movie and i hope that its put into schools for the history lessons.
Overall it was a very easy watch and those wanting to know about the tradegy, what happened in the days running up too and after the bombing in Hiroshima should watch this movie.
An Uncomfortable Docu-dramaBy a customer from Gairloch , 24 Oct 2008This is a powerful flim with film archive footage as well as dramatisation of people and scenes supported by computer graphics.
Whilst harrowing in places, it tries to present both sides of the situation and the choices faced and decisions made by the US administration and Japanese leadership. The flim raises powerful and disturbing questions about the morality of such an act, which are all the more poignant when seeing and hearing the views of some of the Japanese survivors of the bomb on Hiroshima and the veterans who delivered the bomb. The documentary makes no comment or judgement, but leaves viewers to make up their own minds.
hiroshimaBy a customer from Newcastle upon Tyne , 08 Jun 2008Vey well put together,it shows the suffering these poor japanese went through..However I think it is wrong to blame the USA for using this bomb. Please remember the amount of allied lives which were saved by not having to invaded the mainland of japan.Also lets not forget the terible treatment the japenese did to their prisoners of war.