In this Aug. 9, 1945, file photo, a giant column of smoke rises after the second atomic bomb ever used in warfare explodes over the Japanese port town of Nagasaki, Japan.

‘Oppenheimer’ film ‘fails’ to show devastation of atom bombs in postwar Japan, critics say

‘Oppenheimer’ is expected to win big at the 2024 Academy Awards. But one point of controversy is that the director did not depict any images of the devastating aftermath of the dropping of the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Getting those images out to the public was a longtime quest for Herbert Sussan, then a 24-year-old filmmaker who filmed in Japan at the time.

France's President Emmanuel Macron wears a flowers leis and seashell necklaces gestures as he speaks up on his arrival as the mayor Manihi John Drollet stands next to him at the Manihi Atoll, 312 miles northeast of Tahiti, French Polynesia.

New study on nuclear testing in French Polynesia reveals France’s ‘censorship and secrecy’

A crowd of survivors are shown standing and sitting on a bridge with several damaged buildings in the distance.

The only known photos from Hiroshima taken on Aug. 6, 1945

A man is shown walking on the street with a white bandage around his head with security officers standing nearby.

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