The series takes place, as the opening title card reads, “766 days before Hiroshima” in a desert community called Los Alamos.
Which was the plane that carried the bomb over Hiroshima in 1945.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the consequence of Japanese aggression.
The book is based on the life of Sadako Sasaki, a little girl in Hiroshima sickened by radiation.
Needless to say, I never expected to know a survivor of Hiroshima, let alone have her sing me “Happy Birthday.”
None of the rather fantastic things you predict followed Hiroshima, Nagasaki or Bikini.
Regiment after regiment has poured into Hiroshima and embarked again for Corea.
Hiroshima is busy decorating for the New Year, and everything is gay with brilliant lanterns, plum blossoms and crimson berries.
Perhaps you recall what happened on that day, in the city of Hiroshima.
Like Hiroshima, it was too unexpected, too big, too unimaginable.
city in Japan, literally "broad island," from Japanese hiro "broad" + shima "island." So called in reference to its situation on the delta of the Ota River.
A Japanese city on which the United States dropped the first atomic bomb used in warfare, on August 6, 1945. After the devastation of the bombing, Hiroshima was largely rebuilt.
City on the southwest coast of Honshu Island, Japan; a commercial and industrial center.
Note: On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was almost completely destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a populated area. Followed by the bombing of Nagasaki, on August 9, this show of Allied strength hastened the surrender of Japan in World War II.