The Long Shadow of the Atomic Bomb

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On August 6, 1945, the U.S. dropped an atom bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima—the first use of an atomic bomb during wartime. A few days later, on August 9, with the bombing of Nagasaki, an atomic bomb was used during war for the last time—so far.

A few feature films have been made which tell the story of The Manhattan Project and the development and use of the bomb, and to commemorate the significant events of 68 years ago, David Garland presents some powerful music by composers Ennio Morricone, Hugo Friedhofer, and Daniele Amfitheatrof, written for the films "Fat Man and Little Boy," "Above and Beyond," and "The Beginning or the End."

And we hear some related music from "Dr. Strangelove," "Hell and High Water" and "The Wolverine."