The dropping of the atom bomb was the most significant event that happened in the 20th century. One bomb could kill 100,000 people in an instant. Once that technology was breached the human race had the potential not only to destroy itself and the world it inhabited.
The Documentary "The Bomb" takes the audiences as a passenger on the Enola Gay (The B29 bomber) as we hear from both the pilot and the navigator a second by second account of the dropping of the bomb and how it illuminated the entire sky, and blackened the entire city of Hiroshima. The survivors take us through that horrendous moment when this cloud subsumed them and the city was incinerated. They give us accounts of the horrible scenes they witnessed. Bodies ghastly charred and disfigured. People whose skin was just dangling from their burnt bodies. People with hundreds of shards of glass piercing their skin.
Could this tragedy have been averted? Were there military alternatives to dropping the bombs? Why were the Japanese who were being decimated by the American bombers everyday so zealous about refusing to surrender? Why did Truman only wait three days before he dropped another bomb? The repercussions of the dropping of the bomb will plague the human race forever.