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Some were vomiting as they walked Many were naked or in shreds of clothing On some undressed bodies the burns had made patterns of undershirt straps and suspenders and on the skin of some women the shapes of flowers they had had on their kimonos Many although injured themselves supported relatives who were worse off Almost all had their heads bowed looked straight ahead were silent and showed no expression whatever The focus text Hiroshima By John Hersey and the supplementary text The Crucible by Arthur Miller and the related film All Quiet On The Western Front produced by Carl Laemmle Jr and directed by Lewis Milestone and the documentary They Took The Children away-Aboriginal Family Experiences produced by Equality Videos are all based on actual historical events When the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima few could have anticipated its potential for devastation The words of Miss Sasaki Dr Fujii Mrs Nakamara Father Kleinsorge Dr Sasaki and the Reverend Tanimoto gave a face to the statistics that saturated the media and solicited an overwhelming public response httpall-garden-bookscom0679721037html However the historical facts are all represented in different ways They differed in the way that the information was gained and the genre Also the composers and directors various use of language and techniques used to get their point across All of the studied texts were examples of reportage but Hiroshima is the most purest form of a report because it is a first hand eye witness account factual and does not contain bias it contains unvarnished facts while the supplementary texts were examples of reports they contained some form of bias The crucible and All quiet on the Western Front were changed for entertainment purposes and the documentary relied heavily on the peoples memories and could have been exaggerated and has an emotional factor Firstly historical facts are represented in different ways They differ in the manner which the facts are gained and also the
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