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Hiroshima bombing 50th anniversary

Title
Hiroshima bombing 50th anniversary
Genre
News report; Interview; Speech
TX Date
7 Aug 1995
Year of production
1995
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Duration
00:05:21
Description
Simon Marks reports on the marking of the fiftieth anniversary in the USA of the dropping of the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945 by the US Air Force. Includes archive recording of Chaplain William Downey, offering a prayer before the Enola Gay bomber takes off; interview with Enola Gay pilot, Paul Tibbets; statement by US President Harry Truman; comment from Robert Jay Lifton, writer. On London News.
Contributors
Simon Marks; Harry S. Truman; London News; William Downey; Paul Tibbets; Robert Jay Lifton
Keywords
USA; Military aircraft; Military affairs; Pilots; Nuclear weapons; Presidents; Second World War (1939-1945); Japan; Nuclear bomb; Hiroshima; Anniversaries; Enola Gay; Little Boy; Paul Tibbets; Harry Truman

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