A Hiroshima documentary directed by Paul Wilmshurst exploring the bombing of the Japanese city during world war 2. On Monday, August 6, 1945, at 8:15 a.m The “Little Boy” atomic weapon was detonated over Hiroshima, it was the second artificial nuclear explosion, after the Trinity test only weeks before and the first of only two ever used in war. The Second is the “Fat Man” device which was used at Nagasaki.
The Hiroshima bomb was dropped from a B29 Superfortress commanded by pilot Paul Tibbets. The resulting blast instantly killed 70,000 people and destroyed an estimated 70% of the cities buildings. At the time very little was known about radiation poisoning as the weapon had been developed so quickly in an effort to bring World War 2 to an end but a year down the line at least a further 50,000 people had died as a result of radiation sickness.
It quickly became apparent radiation poisoning one of grimmest aspects of nuclear weapons, a trademark that probably restricted there use in war since.