It was the defining moment of the 20th century - the scientific, technological, military, and political gamble of the world's first atomic attack. On the 5th and 6th of August 1945, an American mission killed 200,000 people and ended a war. This is the dramatic story.
Set in the three weeks from the first test explosion in New Mexico to the eventual dropping of the bomb, the action takes viewers into the room where the crucial political decision are made; on board the Enola Gay on her fateful voyage; inside the bomb as it explodes; and on the streets of Hiroshima when disaster strikes.TV-14 Language: English Runtime: 48 minutes Release date: July 8, 2003
Parallel storylines interweave, unfolding the action from both US and Japane seperspectives, and revealing the tensions and conflicts in the actions and minds of people who were making history. Special effects recreate the reality of the mission - even going inside the workings of the bomb - and archive film replays the horrific aftermathTV-14 Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: July 8, 2003