Seventy-five years ago, the nuclear age began with the world's first nuclear weapons test explosion in the New Mexico desert. In this annotated "silent film"-style video essay from the Arms Control Association, we learn about the events that transpired three weeks later with the atomic attacks on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
With the declining number of atomic bomb survivors, Hiroshima is leading efforts to share their experience for generations to come.
Seventy-one years afterward, a survivor recalls helping the wounded on August 6, 1945.
Seventy-five years on, the effects of the bombings haunt the survivors and inform the global debate about nuclear weapons and the ongoing pursuit of nuclear disarmament.
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