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    Newsreel cuts 46/64 - confiscated Japanese film showing the effects of the Atom bombing.

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    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unknown / unclear.

    Confiscated Japanese film showing the effects of the Atom bombing - a small portion of this footage appears in newsreel 46/64.

    Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Japan.

    Various shots of Japanese doctors dressing the wounds of Atom Bomb casualties. Pretty horrendous stuff - a tiny child's hand, with no flesh on the fingers is carefully cleaned by a doctor. Shots of the backs of children's heads showing hair that was blown away by the blast of the bomb. Children, obviously in pain, are examined by doctors.

    Shots of the ruins of Hiroshima, showing complete and utter devastation caused by the bomb. Building left among the rubble leans at an angle. Radioactivity marks left on girders and Russo-Japanese war memorial. American soldier stands amongst rubble, pointing at something. Diagram showing area of devastation.

    Flying Fortress in flight (good pictures). Diagram map showing location of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Panning shots show Nagasaki before the bomb was dropped. Still photograph of massive mushroom cloud explosion of bomb. Shots of absolute devastation of Nagasaki - unrecognisable as town is completely reduced to rubble and dust. A few people wander by. Aerial shots of the devastated area.

    Flash frame intertitle reads 'Effects On The Human Body Date Sept 24-25 1945' (presumably relates to first section of footage). Shot of hospital standing amongst the rubble with Red Cross flag flying. Japanese doctors in hospital look through microscopes. More shots of Nagasaki before the bomb.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:01:00 / 01:45:29:00
    UN 1516 B

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