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"FAT MAN" - Unedited Footage Of The Preparation Of The Atomic Bomb, And The Attack On Nagasaki, August 9th 1945.

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    Default "FAT MAN" - Unedited Footage Of The Preparation Of The Atomic Bomb, And The Attack On Nagasaki, August 9th 1945.

    Here's a very interesting and thought provoking video of period unedited footage of the Atomic Bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki on the 9th of August 1945.

    It shows the build up and preparation for the mission and the strike as well. The film is silent with text added, which can be a little hard to follow at times though. Therefore it's best to probably go big screen and use the pause button so you don't miss any of the illuminating and rare footage that culminated in a grim day when it's estimated between 39,000-80,000 people died, probably over half in the first day, and others over the next 3-4 months with further deaths from associated medical conditions over the coming years.



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    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
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    Most thought provoking footage.

    I wonder what was in the minds of the men working on that bomb, had they any clue of what they were engaged in beyond preparing a "special" bomb?

    I was particularly struck by the MP with the M3 SMG over his shoulder casually watching the preparations and thought of times when I stood in similar pose looking at something I knew was "secret" but having absolutely no idea what it was or why it was important (nothing such as an A Bomb, obviously I might have twigged that one ). Such a game changing set of events and the ghost was still threatening us in the '80s (maybe still is)

    Very sobering.

    Regards

    Mark
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

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