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Andrew Marr explores the development and deployment of the first atomic bomb. He describes the moral dilemma faced by the scientists of the Manhattan Project, and the fallout from the detonation of the bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

Warning: Contains some upsetting and disturbing scenes.
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12 December 2012

Classroom Ideas

Students could write a series of haiku poems (5-7-5 syllables) justifying or challenging the dropping of the Atomic bombs on Japan, or discussing the effects of the bombs.