In the Steven Spielberg movie in Empire of the Sun where a Young British Boy from Shanghai is interred during the Japanese Occupation of China in World War II thereâ€™s an interesting scene. I know the movie was based of a guyâ€™s autobiography but I was wondering if this part was true. Thereâ€™s a part in the movie where one of the boyâ€™s neighbors at the camp passes away. He sees a light to the east and thinks itâ€™s her soul going to heaven but finds out later itâ€™s actually the blast from the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Is that true? Was the light from the atomic bomb dropped really seen as far away as Shanghai?