Building the Bomb

Atom bomb used in Hiroshima (© Wikimedia Commons)

The detonation of an atomic bomb on August 6th 1945 marked the start of a deadly new race for military supremacy. The blast in Hiroshima, Japan was the largest the world had ever seen and was trumpeted as a victory of ingenuity – indeed some of the world’s greatest scientists worked on it. One of them was Joseph Rotblat – a man who has spent the last 50 years trying to prevent the use of the weapon he helped create.

Produced and presented for Vox Humana 30 July 2005 by Michele Ernsting

Released Euroquest 22 August, 2005