5 Aug 2020

Nga Taonga Sound Archives: 75 Years since Hiroshima

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:37 pm on 5 August 2020

Ceremonies will be held around the world this week to mark the 75th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, on August 6, 1945.  In the intervening years, the destruction it unleashed has made Hiroshima a touchstone for the peace and anti-nuclear movements, but as we will hear today in recordings from the sound archives, the bombing was seen quite differently 75 years ago. You can also listen to the eye witness memory referred to here.

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