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Reference : V-F-CR-F-02933
Date : 08/2020
Country/Region : JAPAN
Title : Hiroshima and Nagasaki : a story of the atomic bomb = Hiroshima y Nagasaki : una historia de la bomba nuclear
Duration : 00:03:43
Director : FELL, Nicola Eva
Cameraman : unknown
Editor : DAWSON, Brian
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
FELL, Nicola Eva
Description : The International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement urges all nations to end the nuclear era.
Seventy-five years ago, on the morning of 6 August 1945, a B-29 warplane released a terrifying new weapon on Hiroshima. The nuclear bomb wiped out the city, instantly killing an estimated 70,000 people and leaving tens of thousands more suffering horrific injuries. Three days later, on 9 August, a second nuclear bomb devastated the city of Nagasaki, immediately killing 39,000 people.
By 1950, an estimated 340,000 people had died because of the bombs' effects, including from illnesses caused by exposure to ionizing radiation. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Japanese Red Cross Society witnessed the unimaginable suffering and devastation, as medical and humanitarian personnel attempted, in near-impossible conditions, to assist the dying and injured.
The 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki comes even as the risk of use of nuclear weapons has risen to levels not seen since the end of the Cold War. Military incidents involving nuclear states and their allies have increased in frequency, and nuclear-armed states have made explicit threats to use nuclear weapons. Proving the wide support for a nuclear-free world, 122 states in July 2017 adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). Peter Maurer (president of the ICRC) and Francesco Rocca (president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)) commended the states that have already joined the TPNW and encouraged all others to follow suit, ensuring the events of 1945 never occur again. The two leaders said it was crucial that the TPNW becomes a new norm of international humanitarian law.
Original language : Spanish; English
English title : Hiroshima and Nagasaki : a story of the atomic bomb
Spanish title : Hiroshima y Nagasaki : una historia de la bomba nuclear
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422