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I need to start research for my IA soon. One of the cool things I learned I could do with this assignment is compare a movie and a written account, so for my topic I came up with:


How accurately does Barefoot Gen portray the devastation caused by the Hiroshima nuclear bombing?


Can anyone recommend a good read that gives accounts of the Hiroshima residents that survived and/or were witnesses to the effects of the bombing? Also, I hope the fact that the film is animated doesn't mess things up. It's historical fiction, so I wouldn't think so, but just to be sure.....


Thanks a bunch!

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Why not hunt down some journal articles? Try: Reality Check: The Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings in Pictures by Daryl G. Kimball


There are plenty of survivors who have talked and written about the experience, such as: Dr. Michihiko Hachiya (who wrote the famous Hiroshima Diary), Setsuko Thurlow or Tsutomu Yamaguchi who has the dubious honour of being the sole survivor of both bombings.

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