WW2 and Hiroshima
The Second World War & Hiroshima

the atomic bomb
The Atomic Bomb

radiation
Radiation

WW2 censorship
Second World War Censorship


the nuclear world today
The Nuclear World Today

discussion notes
Discussion Notes

citizenship & the curriculum
Citizenship & the Curriculum

...I would recommend it to anyone with an educational role or responsibility...

...the students were stunned by the video...

...thought provoking and at times shocking video...

...an unusual resource...

...clearly represents the role of media/politics to cover up the full evidence base...

...a very good balance of modern Japan, archive and interview to keep one's interest...

...it is a powerful video for use with Key Stage 3 and 4 Citizenship...

...excellent...

...thank you for introducing it to us...

"This is a very powerful film. It combines clearly authenticated historical documentary with unsentimental, but very moving, personal accounts of survivors. I learnt a great deal from this video: much of it shocked, some of it made me very angry and most of it motivated me to learn and do more with regard to being a citizen in a global world. I would recommend it to anyone with an educational role or responsibility. Even if it is not suitable for the students with whom you work (because of age or subject limitations) I would recommend it for its own sake."
(Karenza Passmore, Director, North East Religious Learning Resources Centre)


"This thought provoking and at times shocking video raises significant moral, ethical and political questions. It opens debate in the responsibilities of governments and individuals regarding the issue of censorship…the biggest moral issue is the US overnment censorship of any film showing the human effects at the time, and even in 1995 banning a Washington exhibit on the subject….In the wider context the video raises questions for the democratic state; its response to pressure for war and the consideration of humanitarian issues that has implications for us all."
(Angela Breen, Key Stage 3 Strategy Foundation Consultant)


"It is an unusual resource and clearly represents the role of media/politics to cover up’ the full evidence base. The students were stunned by the video itself …really interested in the case itself and able to draw comparisons between these conflicts and other more recent events e.g. Iraq War, Gulf War."
(Mrs C.Bennett, Assistant Principal, Honiton Community School teaching AS General Studies)

"I showed it to a group of 16 year olds as we have been discussing the concept of wars. I found the video really interesting and the students enjoyed it very much. The video has a very good balance of modern Japan, archive and enough interview to keep ones interest. The length makes a very good educational tool."
(Jenny Morgan, Kikby Stephen Grammar School)


"The film includes the testimony of the survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 who were children at the time and interviews with American veterans. There are very few resources dealing with censorship and it is a powerful video for use with Key Stage 3 and 4." (Heather Swainston, Coordinator, Cheshire Development Education Centre)


"Your film is excellent. Thank you for introducing it to us"
(Gillian Feest, Advisor PSHE and Citizenship, Devon Curriculum Services)


"It is so easy to describe what happened but it seems so bland. This shows the human side of emotional events and shows that people on both sides felt tremendous suffering. It is so rewarding to have eyewitness accounts rather than relying on text. It helps to show the human aspect of conflict."
(P.Wilcox, Head of History, All Hallows High School, Cheshire)


"I can see that enemies were ordinary people like us."
"Did anybody deserve to suffer like that."
"Wow!"

(students, GCSE Year 10, All Hallows High School, Cheshire)