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Program Title: Rain of Ruin: The Bombing of Nagasaki
EASC Code: JR-02
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: English
Subtitles:
Subject: History, West-East Relationship/Diaspora, Politics & Law
Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: VHS
Director:
Producer: Oregon Public Broadcasting
Release Date: 1995
Running Time: 60 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: "Truman's words demanding Japan's unconditional surrender toward the end of World War II. The question raised by the 58-minute video is whether the atomic bombs were necessary to end the war with Japan. The program draws on previously unpublished and recently declassified documents from the U.S., Japanese, and Soviet archives. Perspectives of the bomber crew, Nagasaki survivors, and other participants in events surrounding the atomic bombings are recorded along with the opinions of American and Japanese historians."
Data Entry Date: 5/11/1999