Enola Gay

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Technology, War Documentary hosted by Dwight Schultz & Ian Holm and published by History Channel in 2004 - English narration

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"I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."

- J. Robert Oppenheimer, quoting the Bhagavad-Gita after detonation of the world's first atomic bomb.

On August 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb intended as a weapon was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, instantly annihilating over 70,000 people. ENOLA GAY combines two compelling, topflight documentaries that tell the remarkable story of America's decision to forever alter the course of history. Available on DVD for the first time, ENOLA GAY brings the full force of one of history's most pivotal moments straight into your living room.

Publisher: Burlington, VT : A & E Home Video ; New York, NY : Distributed by New Video, c2005.

Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 145 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.

Contents: Enola Gay: rain of ruin -- Hiroshima: the decision to drop the bomb.

Format: DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital stereo.

Notes: Previously broadcast on the History Channel. Originally produced in 1995.

Summary: Compilation of two documentaries. Enola Gay, rain of ruin: Get a look inside the bomber that helped bring WWII to a stop, development of the atomic bomb, and the aftermath. Hiroshima: Fifty years after America dropped the first atomic bomb, this documentary looks at the events leading up to its use in the light of new information about a hidden agenda. Did top military officials order the attack despite knowing that Japan was willing to surrender? Did a political motivation drive Truman to defy his closest advisors? These and other questions are investigated.

Genre : Documentary television programs

Distribution: A & E Home Video (Firm) New Video Group

[edit] Rain of Ruin

ENOLA GAY: RAIN OF RUIN puts you inside the cockpit of the historic B-29 Superfortress bomber whose devastating payload helped bring about the end of WWII. From the development of the atomic bomb to the horrific aftermath, highlights include dramatic footage taken by the crewmembers themselves.

[edit] The decision to drop the Bomb

HIROSHIMA: THE DECISION TO DROP THE BOMB takes an in-depth look at the steps leading to America's fateful decision. Was Japan already on the verge of surrender? Or was Truman's motivation ultimately political? Get the full story in this revealing, powerful program.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC
  • Video Bitrate: 1458 KB/s
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1:294
  • Video Resolution: 704 x 544
  • Audio Codec: (Dolby AC3)
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 Kb/s 48000Hz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: 1h 10mins
  • Framerate: 25FPS
  • Number of Parts: 2
  • Part Size: 733 Mb
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  • Subtitles: merged
  • Source: DVD

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