The fifteenth anniversary of the Hiroshima atom-bombing was commemorated in Tokyo, Japan, by a prayer service and meeting, Aug 6, part of the sixth World Conference against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs.
GV During memorial service.
TOP V Foreign and local delegates rise to take prayer.
CU During prayer.
SCU Schoolboy Haruzo Aizo speaks.
CU Women in tears.
CU Representative of USSR.
CU Chairman of Japan's Council against A and H Bombs addresses meeting
SV Delegates applaud.
CU Stephen Fritchman of USA makes speech.
SV Delegates listen.
SV and CU..Liu Ning-Yi of Communist China makes speech.
LV Buddhist monk makes speech.
GV Delegates pray as flowers are laid on memorial wreath.
CU Foreign and local delegates lay flowers.
SV Foreign and local delegates lay flowers.
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Background: The fifteenth anniversary of the Hiroshima atom-bombing was commemorated in Tokyo, Japan, by a prayer service and meeting, Aug 6, part of the sixth World Conference against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs.
An address by schoolboy Haruzo Aizo recalling Hiroshima's 135,000 victims reduced many women in the audience to tears. Then delegates from 29 nations listened to further addresses, and a Japanese Buddhist monk received a commemorative scroll from a Chinese co-religionist. Earlier in the day "Peace Marchers" who came from all over Japan to attend the Tokyo rally were attacked by Right Wing groups as being Communist-inspired.