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Hiroshima: 75 Years Later Sun. 8/02/20 8pm on History Channel
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Hiroshima: 75 Years Later is a landmark 2-hour documentary to mark the anniversary of the first explosion of a nuclear weapon in wartime. Using never-before-seen archival footage, long-suppressed color film from the immediate aftermath of the bomb, and overlooked audio testimony from core protagonists and victims, the film provides a unique and highly personal understanding of the most devastating experiment in human history. Told entirely from the first-person perspective of leaders, physicists, soldiers, and survivors, Hiroshima: 75 Years Later presents the moral, scientific and military conundrums of the atomic bomb, as felt by those closest to it.


Hiroshima: 75 Years Later (preview)

Part of this may be a replay of the story that aired in 2015 and 2018.

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Some 260,000 people survived the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II, but Japanese engineer Tsutomu Yamaguchi was one of the very few who endured the horror of both blasts and lived to the tell the tale.

Evan Andrews

Tsutomu Yamaguchi was preparing to leave Hiroshima when the atomic bomb fell. The 29-year-old naval engineer was on a three-month-long business trip for his employer, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and August 6, 1945, was supposed to be his last day in the city. He and his colleagues had spent the summer working long hours on the design for a new oil tanker, and he was looking forward to finally returning home to his wife, Hisako, and their infant son, Katsutoshi.


Around 8:15 that morning, Yamaguchi was walking to Mitsubishi’s shipyard a final time when he heard the drone of an aircraft overhead. Looking skyward, he saw an American B-29 bomber soar over the city and drop a small object connected to a parachute. Suddenly, the sky erupted in a blaze of light, which Yamaguchi later described as resembling the “the lightning of a huge magnesium flare.” He had just enough time to dive into a ditch before an ear-splitting boom rang out. The shock wave that accompanied it sucked Yamaguchi from the ground, spun him in the air like a tornado and sent him hurtling into a nearby potato patch. He’d been less than two miles from ground zero. ...


The Man Who Survived Two Atomic Bombs on History.com

Figured some of you WWII fans might want to DVR it tomorrow, if you didn't see it before, like me.
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re: Hiroshima: 75 Years Later Sun. 8/02/20 8pm on History Channel
Spoiler alert










He hides in the fridge


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re: Hiroshima: 75 Years Later Sun. 8/02/20 8pm on History Channel
Amazing he survived that. Twice.


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re: Hiroshima: 75 Years Later Sun. 8/02/20 8pm on History Channel
And I thought I had shite luck.


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Imagine going through the first one and thinking that was the worst day of your life


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re: Hiroshima: 75 Years Later Sun. 8/02/20 8pm on History Channel
After the 2nd one drops, you just know he's waiting for #3.


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re: Hiroshima: 75 Years Later Sun. 8/02/20 8pm on History Channel
He somehow survives an atom bomb, walks away and returns to work 2 days later, is telling the story when the second one hits and he somehow survives that one too, as did his family only because they happened to be in a tunnel while out buying him burn cream, then they guy makes a full recovery, goes on to become a US translator and teacher, resumes his engineering career, has 2 more children, and becomes an anti nuclear weapon advocate before dying at 93. Forrest Gump ain't got shite on this guy


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re: Hiroshima: 75 Years Later Sun. 8/02/20 8pm on History Channel
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He somehow survives an atom bomb, walks away and returns to work 2 days later, is telling the story when the second one hits and he somehow survives that one too, as did his family only because they happened to be in a tunnel while out buying him burn cream, then they guy makes a full recovery, goes on to become a US translator and teacher, resumes his engineering career, has 2 more children, and becomes an anti nuclear weapon advocate before dying at 93. Forrest Gump ain't got shite on this guy


yeah but did he have a salt life sticker on his jacked up F-350 with truck nuts?


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re: Hiroshima: 75 Years Later Sun. 8/02/20 8pm on History Channel
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Looking skyward, he saw an American B-29 bomber soar over the city and drop a small object connected to a parachute.


I've read that nobody heard or saw anything.

The Enola Gay was 6 miles up in the air. It would've been a speck in the sky.

Hiroshima is 52 feet above sea level.

You would have to be atop Mt. Everest to identify the type of plane.

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re: Hiroshima: 75 Years Later Sun. 8/02/20 8pm on History Channel
I wonder how you say "Aw geez, not this shite again" in Japanese?


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re: Hiroshima: 75 Years Later Sun. 8/02/20 8pm on History Channel
He was describing Hiroshima to his boss, and his boss didn't believe him. Then they saw a bright blue flash and he yelled "Just like that! Get down!" Pulled his boss under the desk before the windows exploded.


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re: Hiroshima: 75 Years Later Sun. 8/02/20 8pm on History Channel
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Around 8:15 that morning, Yamaguchi was walking to Mitsubishi’s shipyard a final time when he heard the drone of an aircraft overhead. Looking skyward, he saw an American B-29 bomber soar over the city and drop a small object connected to a parachute.

I'm fairly certain that Little Boy did not have a parachute attached to it, so this could not be the bomb he was seeing. Perhaps another measuring instrument that was dropped.
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re: Hiroshima: 75 Years Later Sun. 8/02/20 8pm on History Channel
It didn't.

Parachutes were apparently attached to the lead plane at a lower altitude to measure effects of the blast; they were attached to measuring instruments ahead of the Enola Gay.

There's no way they would've attached a parachute to the bomb as it could've been blown off course.

What survivors thought was the bomb was not the bomb.

The parachutes landed 10 miles away from the epicenter of the blast. To preserve and record the blast, the lead plane was far ahead and lower than the Enola Gay.


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re: Hiroshima: 75 Years Later Sun. 8/02/20 8pm on History Channel
I looked on my guide and don’t see this for tomorrow night. Just a Hiroshima special; nothing about this dude.

I’d like to record it. Am I missing something?


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re: Hiroshima: 75 Years Later Sun. 8/02/20 8pm on History Channel
Tsutomu Yamaguchi worked with a number of people in his department that were in both locations, many of them closer to the center on the second bomb than he was.

There were a number of pows in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there is a report of some transferred to Nagasaki before the bomb was dropped there, I need to confirm this report still.


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re: Hiroshima: 75 Years Later Sun. 8/02/20 8pm on History Channel
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The Man Who Survived Two Atomic Bombs


So was he the luckiest or unluckiest person to have ever lived?


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re: Hiroshima: 75 Years Later Sun. 8/02/20 8pm on History Channel
I posted because I saw this tweet, and they linked that story:

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@HISTORY
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The Man Who Survived Two Atomic Bombs. Hiroshima: 75 Years Later premieres tomorrow night at 9/8c on HISTORY.


"Man Who Survived Two Atomic Bombs" or Twitter

This morning they've tweeted this:

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@HISTORY

Survivors recount what they experienced tonight on Hiroshima: 75 Years Later at 9/8c on HISTORY.


"Hiroshima: 75 Years Later" on Twitter

Maybe the guy from the old feature will just be part of this one?

I'll change the subject.
Thanks for the heads up!
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re: Hiroshima: 75 Years Later Sun. 8/02/20 8pm on History Channel
Does history channel let you stream stuff from their site?


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