INTRODUCTION: Nagasaki, the Japanese city which suffered the world's second nuclear attack, commemorated the 36th anniversary of this tragedy on Sunday (9 August).
GV ZOOM IN Nagasaki.
GV Peace monument.
SV TILT DOWN People dedicating books containing names of latest victims of radiation poisoning.
GV & SV People praying. (3 SHOTS)
SCU INTERIOR & ZOOM INTO CU OF Old woman who is atomic bomb victim.
LV EXTERIOR People praying.
LV & CU Representative of the victims, Mrs Sakue Shimohira reading peace pledge. (2 SHOTS)
LV & CU Crowd watch as the Nagasaki Mayor reads peace declaration. (2 SHOTS)
LV & CU PAN Doves release and fling around peace monument. (2 SHOTS)
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Nagasaki, the Japanese city which suffered the world's second nuclear attack, commemorated the 36th anniversary of this tragedy on Sunday (9 August). A ceremony was held at the Peace Park near the ground where the atomic bomb struck.
SYNOPSIS: The bomb that turned this city into an inferno killed more than 73,000 people.
Many died years later from radiation poisoning.
The books seen in this ceremony at the Peace Park contain the names of another 1,587 people known to have died from the effects of the bomb. It fell at two minutes past eleven in this morning. This time is known as the Devil's Hour in Nagasaki and on the anniversary bells toll as a silent prayer is observed throughout the city.
In another part of Nagasaki, one of the survivors of the explosion prays as she remembers the horror.
After the prayers in the Peace Park, Mrs Sakue Shimohira, who represents the victims of the blast, read pledges for peace.
Another declaration for peace was read by the Mayor of the City, Mr. Motoshima. As the ceremony ended a flock of doves - birds that symbolise peace - were released. Meanwhile, the world conference against nuclear weapons opened in Nagasaki. It was attended by 12,000 people with the aim of eventually achieving total international disarmament.