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Reference : V-F-CR-F-03702-A
Date : 04/08/2023
Country/Region : JAPAN
Title : Japan. Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Duration : 00:01:37
Cameraman : SATO, Shuzo
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
Description : 78 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. This video features the testimony of a nurse, Teruko Ueno, who worked for 6 years at the Japanese Red Cross hospital in Hiroshima.
Original language : English; French
Other language : International soundtrack
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1280 x 1280
Aspect ratio : square
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422