Saturday, 24 June 2017
718 After the Bomb Nagasaki-Return Journey
First viewed : 29 July 1985
This was one of a series of programmes to mark the 40th anniversary of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki which ended the Second World War. Ludovic Kennedy was the anchor man. The one I saw followed Leonard Cheshire, an observer on the plane that dropped the bomb on Nagasaki and a British P.o.W. who saw its effects on the ground returning to the city to chew over its fate. Both remained convinced that the bombing was necessary and justified.