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Friday, July 27, 2007

WarWWII → Victim of atomic bombing of Hiroshima

The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nuclear attacks during World War II against the Empire of Japan by the United States of America under US President Harry S. Truman. On August 6, 1945, the first choice target, Hiroshima, was having clear weather. At 8:15 a.m. (local time), the Enola Gay's door sprang open and dropped "Little Boy." The bomb exploded 1,900 feet above the city and only missed the target, the Aioi Bridge, by approximately 800 feet. Staff Sergeant George Caron, the tail gunner, described what he saw: "The mushroom cloud itself was a spectacular sight, a bubbling mass of purple-gray smoke and you could see it had a red core in it and everything was burning inside... It looked like lava or molasses covering a whole city..." The cloud is estimated to have reached a height of 40,000 feet.

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Hiroshima's population has been estimated at 350,000; approximately 70,000 died immediately from the explosion and another 70,000 died from radiation within five years. A survivor described the damage to people: "The appearance of people was... well, they all had skin blackened by burns... They had no hair because their hair was burned, and at a glance you couldn't tell whether you were looking at them from in front or in back... They held their arms bent [forward] like this... and their skin - not only on their hands, but on their faces and bodies too - hung down... If there had been only one or two such people... perhaps I would not have had such a strong impression. But wherever I walked I met these people... Many of them died along the road - I can still picture them in my mind -- like walking ghosts..."

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His face in the picture makes me have nightmares T-T
2013-10-14 20:13:13

The bomb was somewhat useful in ending the war but i strongly believe that there are some peaceful ways that can be adopted to end the whole episode then.
2013-10-11 16:34:49

I have no sympathy for these animals. They
deserved it for taking so many innocents
lives in China and in the Phillipines.
2013-10-11 04:33:57

Citizen of Earth
There are no justifications that could
ever, in anyway grant either the Axis or
Allies the authority in any book or
backed by any law to drop bombs on
anyone. Both groups of power's are wrong
for all wars. War itself tears apart
families, communities-people. So for
those who take sides for the U.S.-you're
wrong. For those who take sides for any
Axis powers-you're wrong. Both sides are
wrong. Understand right now, this is the
quiet before the storm. There will be
bloodshed once the Apocalypse happens
and neither countrymen or nation will
have shelter-no one.
2013-10-02 05:00:23

2013-09-30 10:21:41

pas de bol
2013-09-27 07:57:01

wow check this site ..this guy rocks
2013-09-11 15:44:38

One of the worst crimes against humanity.
2013-08-28 12:51:07

Mahesh Lobhe
very scary
2013-08-13 16:27:57

The Doctor
WW2 was bad for everyone. We must remember that
not everyone was a bad guy, but not everyone was
innocent. I agree that the invention of this weapon is
a terrible, terrible thing. However, the Nazis were
close to inventing this 1st, and I think we would all be
dead if they did. The Japanese aren't completely
innocent though. The Baton death march, pearl
Harbor, what they did to the Chinese... One more
thing: the Japanese were on the Nazis side, and if
they invented this horrible weapon 1st, the exact
thing would have happened to the U.S. and Europe,
thus leaving us under Nazi rule. Also, IM A TEENAGER
2013-08-13 02:10:40

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