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Hiroshima: After the bomb

With a blinding flash and a sky-high fireball, the world's first atomic bomb exploded over the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. The American bomb killed about 70,000 Japanese instantly, and an equal number would soon die of radiation poisoning. The weapon saved American soldiers' lives and ended the Second World War, but it ushered in a new era of nuclear arms. CBC Archives looks at the atomic bomb, its impact on Hiroshima and its legacy.

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Part Two of Dr. Takuo Matsumoto's memories of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing.
Medium: Radio
Program: Assignment
Broadcast Date: Feb. 25, 1964
Guests: Takuo Matsumoto
Host: Bill McNeil
Duration: 6:57

Last updated: July 22, 2013

Page consulted on August 15, 2014

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