Hiroshima and Nagasaki Seq

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Sequence from "Trinity and Beyond" showing the Hiroshima and Nagasaki prep and bombing sequence in HD. Get the blu-ray version at atomcentralstore.com. www.atomcentralstore.com On August 6, 1945, at 9:15 AM Tokyo time, a B-29 plane, the "Enola Gay" piloted by Paul W. Tibbets, dropped a uranium atomic bomb, code named "Little Boy" on Hiroshima, Japan's seventh largest city. In minutes, half of the city vanished. According to US estimates, 60000 to 70000 people were killed or missing, 140000 were injuried many more were made homeless as a result of the bomb. Deadly radiation reached over 100000. In the blast, thousands died instantly. The city was unbelievably devastated. Of its 90000 buildings, over 60000 were demolished. Another bomb was assembled at Tinian Island on August 6. On August 8, Field Order No.17 issued from the 20th Air Force Headquarters on Guam called for its use the following day on either Kokura, the primary target, or Nagasaki, the secondary target. Three days after Hiroshima, the B-29 bomber, "Bockscar" piloted by Sweeney, reached the sky over Kokura on the morning of August 9 but abandoned the primary target because of smoke cover and changed course for Nagasaki. Nagasaki was an industrialized city with a natural harbor in Western Kuushu, Japan. At 11:02 am, this bomb, known as the "Fat Man" bomb, exploded over the north factory district at 1800 feet above the city to achieve maximum blast effect. Buildings collapsed. Electrical systems were shorted. A ...


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