Commemorate the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in The Day They Dropped the Bomb. Discover the remarkable story of how NASA teams saved the lives of three astronauts following an oxygen leak on 13 Factors that Saved Apollo 13. Plus mark the 54th anniverary of the Berlin Wall being erected in Berlin Wall: The Night the Iron Curtain Closed.
The nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima heralded the dawn of a new era. Its detonation not only killed over 100,000 people but also signified both the final chapter of World War 2 and the beginning of the nuclear age. Armed conflict, international politics and the security of all mankind would never be the same again.
Just off the road heading from Port Moresby to the southern end of the Kokoda track is the Bomana War Cemetery. It is the largest in the Pacific. In this peaceful place lie 3,779 Australians and their allies. Sadly many of the headstones state "Known unto God". The circumstances of their deaths had been shrouded in secrecy until recently. This is their story.
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