Godzilla was birthed from the devastation in Japan after the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. Here’s how a real fishing-boat disaster inspired the fictional monster. – Business Insider


Godzilla was birthed from the devastation in Japan after the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. Here's how a real fishing-boat disaster inspired the fictional monster.  Business Insider

- Godzilla has long reigned as the king of all big-monster movie franchises for more than 60 years. - But many people don't know that Godzilla was inspired by a tragic fishing-boat accident that shook the nation of Japan. - To the Japanese people, who were heavily censored by the US after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Godzilla was a way to express their fear of radiation and the long-term effects of the nuclear weapon testing. - Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video. This is the last picture taken of Daigo Fukuryū Maru, or the ...

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