Day of the Western Sunrise
, Reimink, Keith
. United States: Daliborka Films.
On March 1st, 1954, the U.S. detonated Castle Bravo on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. This detonation was the first in a series of six thermonuclear weapon tests, and remains the largest and most powerful nuclear weapon detonated by the United States. The blast was three times larger than predicted, and deposited radioactive fallout as far away as Australia. Not far away, 23 fishermen aboard the Lucky Dragon No. 5 immediately began experiencing symptoms of radiation sickness and, when they returned to Japan two weeks later, they were quarantined.