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Well, I bought Tibbets' autobiography (this one) and found that he had devoted an entire chapter to the movie. Tibbets had no real complaints about it.
Tibbets' book mentioned that Robert Taylor was a pilot at the time, and that he and Tibbets had become friends during the filming.
The movie is black and white, but it has good tonal range - especially for a 60 year old movie. It is a DVD-R, with no special features except for a trailer, no scene selection, and no subtitles.
Many efforts had been made to negotiate a surrender. As noted by many who lived through those times: "The Japanese would just not stop." As said often by American servicemen: "It wasn't the Japanese people. It was their leaders." The Japanese population was being trained to defend the homeland with everything, even kitchen knives if needed, to the last man, woman, and child.
An armada of American ships and thousands of Marines, soldiers, and sailors were already on their way to Japan, and the men were ready to lay down their lives in the invasion, to end the war. When news came that the bomb had been dropped, they (and all Americans) broke out in celebration. All knew then that the war would be over. As people who worked on the atomic project said: "It was a race, just a race. The first nation to get that bomb would win the war."
The Japanese peace faction saw the bomb as a route to ending the war as well. Navy Minister Yonai called it "a gift from heaven." Japanese scientists had been working on an atomic bomb themselves, and they determined that the bomb at Hiroshima (an industrial war products city) was a uranium bomb requiring a long time to make. They gambled that it was the only one.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Since I have actually met Col Tibbets. I think the movie was really good. I think the movie did a good job of conveying the pressure Col Tibbets was under at the time.Published 3 months ago by Tank
My dad loves this movie. He has watched it so much since I purchased it for him. Great product.Published 3 months ago by Laura McGee
Really enjoyed this movie. Amazon more like this. Good acting etc.Published 13 months ago by Anna Barlow
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