A page dedicated to Hiroshima by John Hersey.

8:30 Sunday 2 December SBS - will be taped by the library
Hiroshima: The Next Day
The atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 was a moment that changed the world. The power that fuelled the stars had been unleashed and turned into a lethal technology. Interwoven throughout this program, we listen to stories of the survivors' experiences and also hear from atomic bomb experts, who break down the bomb's devastating effects: radiation, heat, blast and fire. The program also considers the other legacies of Hiroshima: the long-term effects of radiation and the lasting implications of humanity's newfound power to destroy the world. (From the UK) (Documentary) PG CC

http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/6451/ An eyewitness account of the atomic testing in the Bikini Islands, July 1946. The tone of voice is would be useful for your creative writing and also makes a stark contrast with that of Hersey.

http://www.inicom.com/hibakusha/ Voice of Hibakusha - useful for creative writing in this period.

Click on this image to go to an audio of the Nabokov story 'Signs and Symbols'.
Click on this image to go to an audio of the Nabokov story 'Signs and Symbols'.

Click on this image to go to LIFE magazine Hiroshima photo galleries.
Taken from Cliffs Notes online.

Click on this image to go to a very useful article: From Yellow Peril to Japanese Wasteland: John Hersy's Hiroshima by Patrick Sharp