• Short Summary

    ON SUNDAY HIROSHIMA SOLEMNLY OBSERVED THE 22ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATOM BOMB EXPLOSION THAT DESTROYED THE CITY AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF MORE THAN 200,000 LIVES.

  • Description

    ON SUNDAY HIROSHIMA SOLEMNLY OBSERVED THE 22ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATOM BOMB EXPLOSION THAT DESTROYED THE CITY AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF MORE THAN 200,000 LIVES. AS THOUSANDS ATTENDED MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR THE DEAD, ANOTHER MAN DIED OF ATOMIC RADIATION. THE MAN WAS NOT IN HIROSHIMA ON AUGUST 6TH, 1945, WHEN THE UNITED STATES DROPPED THE ATOMIC BOMB, BUT HE WAS AFFECTED BY LINGERING RADIATION WHEN HE ENTERED THE CITY A WEEK LATER TO SEARCH FOR HIS BROTHER WHO HAD LIVED THERE.

    IN THE EVENING RELATIVES OF THE DEAD SENT SOME 10,000 LIGHTED PAPER LANTERNS FLOATING DOWN THE RIVER THAT RUNS THROUGH HIROSHIMA IN MEMORY OF THE ATOM BOMB VICTIMS.

    THE LANTERNS, MADE OF PAPER, CARRY SIMPLE INSCRIPTIONS. THEY ARE FLOATED DOWN THE MOTOYASU RIVER ON A SMALL CROSS OF WOOD, WITH THE LIGHTED CANDLE BURNING IN THE MIDDLE.

    RELATIVES MAKE THE LANTERNS FOR THE SOULS OF THE DECEASED. AS THE LANTERNS ARE BORNE SLOWLY THROUGH THE CITY BY THE RIVER THEY PASS THE "ATOMIC DOME" -- A STARK MEMORY OF 1945 WHICH STANDS TODAY EXACTLY AS IT DID AFTER THE BOMB HAD FALLEN.

    TOMORROW THERE WILL BE SIMILAR MEMORIAL SERVICES IN NAGASAKI MARKING THE 22ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE DROPPING OF THE SECOND ATOM BOMB ON THAT CITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5FJU24O4GOCH4VVKDD2693M7M
    Media URN:
    VLVA5FJU24O4GOCH4VVKDD2693M7M
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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