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Music, when the flash hit, yeah, you could see the x-rays of your hands through your closed eyes. To say it was frightening is an understatement. We were basically used as guinea pigs; there's no other word for it. The threat of nuclear war hasn't been this high since the Cold War. We will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. To better understand this existential danger, I want to speak to soldiers who have experienced atomic bomb explosions up-close. While everyone knows about Hiroshima and Nagasaki, few are aware that an additional 2,000 atomic bombs were detonated after World War 2 and tested on hundreds of thousands of young soldiers to prepare them for nuclear war. Most nuclear tests were led by the United States and Russia, but 20,000 British soldiers were also involved. These missions were secret, and up until recently, the veterans weren't allowed to discuss them. Only a few of these men are still alive today. I've been invited to a reunion of atomic veterans in a village near Bristol. The veterans have traveled from all over the country to share their experiences. I wonder if they're more concerned about the threat of nuclear war than my generation is, as they have experienced the power of these weapons firsthand. When I arrived, the room was full of old men playing bingo. It's hard to imagine that they have seen atomic bombs detonated. My name is Peter Bond. I served in the Pacific for five years during the nuclear testing. My name is Douglas Hearn. When I was 21 years old, I was sent to Christmas Island and witnessed five nuclear detonations. That was the defining point in my life that governed what my life was going to be like. From the moment I saw...