The race to build the atomic bomb during World War II was a battle between two of the world’s superpowers, the United States and Imperial Japan. Though it was thought that Japan was years away from building a nuclear weapon, newly discovered evidence suggests otherwise.
In Japan’s Atomic Bomb, an investigative documentary, viewers are taken through an unprecedented journey into formerly top-secret Japanese documents in order to provide a more detailed picture of Japan’s attempts to develop their own atomic device. It is revealed that in fact, Imperial Japan had access to uranium ore, cyclotrons for processing it, and even world-class physicists working on their own equivalent of the Manhattan Project. Perhaps most shockingly of all is that Japan conducted a secret test just days before they surrendered on August 15th 1945 – six days after Hiroshima had been bombed by the United States. It is now believed that Japan may have been only weeks behind America in creating their own atomic bomb.
This documentary offers a captivating insight into what would have happened if this weapon had been deployed successfully against Allied forces towards the end of World War II. Through exclusive access to former secret military documents and interviews with experts in nuclear science and history, this film shines a light on one of the darkest moments in human history.
For anyone wanting to gain a better understanding of this era in history or learn more about how close we came to witnessing another devastating use of atomic weapons, then watching Japan’s Atomic Bomb is essential viewing. So unearth this forgotten part of history and witness first hand how close humanity came to annihilation at our own hands with this harrowing documentary today.