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DO'T MISS THIS VIDEO: The Atomic Soldiers: U.S. Veterans, Used as Guinea Pigs, Break the Silence

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Surviving atomic soldiers share their unfathomable experiences of the nuclear-bomb tests.. Nearly everyone who’s seen it describes it the same way: a horrifying, otherworldly thing of ghastly beauty that has haunted their life ever since. In Knibbe’s film, some of these atomic veterans break the forced silence to tell their story for the 1st time, to describe how the blast knocked them to the ground; how they could see the bones and blood vessels in their hands; the terror in their officers’ faces ,  the tears & panic that followed the blasts, and how they’ve been haunted—by nightmares, PTSD, and health afflictions, including cancer.  There’s no need for archival footage; the story is writ large in the faces of the veterans, who struggle to find the right words to express the horror of what they saw during the tests and what they struggled with in the decades after.'

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