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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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Fuck the US government.
2013-07-28 00:56:23

it´s the answer of pearl harbour..
2013-07-26 14:48:47

Nick, you're a moron. This was a great
2013-07-24 14:20:22

fuck japan they killed americans on our soil ye killed
them on theirs payback is a bitch
2013-07-23 02:25:46

Micheal Horan
Bill stop with the racism
2013-07-20 20:51:12

The nuclear bomb was way too harsh!
2013-07-20 19:02:07

The nuclear bomb had to be used on some body.
If the devastation was not seen in 1945, the US
and Soviet Union would have probably destroyed
the whole world.
The Japanese soldiers were doing horrible things
to the US pow's, the US were treating Japanese
and German pow's well. It was a tough decision
but the war had to end, the bomb had to be
2013-07-11 23:04:28

Paul Chin
The A-Bomb was payback for Pearl Harbor. Better to make Japan surrender, than to invade the homeland. Japan was no innocent country, ask the Chinese in Nanking.
2013-06-24 09:39:25

Bill Nye
Denzel, you aren't adding anything to the
convorsation. Your ebonics isn't helping
the situation either...
2013-06-20 23:58:35

Guy Fieri
Oops, I said 16.1. I meant 16.1 million :P
2013-06-20 23:54:31

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