General Groves made light of nuclear fallout. The Bs flying over Hiroshima were pelted with heavy flak, a fabrication that makes the attack more courageous. Nagasaki was not mentioned at all. One scene depicted fictional German scientists visiting a fabricated Japanese nuclear facility in — Hiroshima! Matt Cochran, a young scientist arming the bomb, prevents a chain reaction from blowing up 40, people on a Pacific island — and thereby exposes himself to a fatal dose of radiation.
Atomic energy is the hand he has extended to lift us from the ruins of war and lighten the burdens of peace. McGuinness deleted the offending scene and wrote a new one.
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And he advised that the targets had been picked for their prime military value, rather than the truth: they were selected because they had not been bombed previously and so would demonstrate the pure power of this new weapon. In any case, the aiming points for release of the bombs would be the center of the cities, not over any military bases. But in real life he proudly insisted he had never lost any sleep over it.
Still, the Truman White House demanded further changes.
Among them, deleting a reference to morally concerned scientists who favored demonstrating the bomb for Japanese leaders in a remote area before dropping it on a city. At the same time, the United States was suppressing film footage of the shocking results of the bombing see some of the footage here. The offending scene was rewritten — and the actor, Roman Bohnen, replaced.
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She didn't want to risk being on camera in case there were jokes about about her. It's more her style to seek attention by hobnobbing with the media and Hollywood elites at their parties, and then dissing them afterwards when she's safely preaching to her base in the "real America", or hiding behind her Facebook. How ironic that the last two jobs she held were in media and politics.
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Given that she failed miserably at both of them, it's not surprising she would now lash out and attack them as pathetic. Apparently, none of the "assclowns" asked her to the prom this year. This is where she had food and drink stains on her outfit, and shoes at least two sizes too big for her feet. And had a bad sunburn on the front of her legs.