Wow…I just watched Hiroshima on the BBC (available on DVD from tomorrow), the new docu-drama about the Hiroshima bomb from the perspective of both the Americans and the Japanese. It was one of the most powerful and interesting factual programmes that I’ve seen in a long time, and really filled in the story of one of the most important events of the 20th Century that I’ve never really known a lot of the background to. No-one does documentaries like the BBC and this was one of the best in a while.
I don’t like getting too political around here because it always ends in tears, but this is one of the things that I have strong opinions about. Suffice it to say that the death of nearly 250,000 people, most of whom were civilians, can’t be justified even if it did end the war. I await the inevitable flame emails.
Whatever your opinions I still recommend you watch Hiroshima if you get the chance. Incredibly interesting.