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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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we have lesson
2013-02-23 06:14:53

let the world learn atleast by seeing this
2013-02-20 15:12:26

war has to be ended guys....
we need peace
normal people want to live there life , its the rulers or
politicians who make war n in the end we ( normal
people ) are killed n theey sitting there in there safe
2013-02-19 13:06:04

Poor man
2013-02-14 03:09:28

srsly was it was it radiation or something?
2013-02-11 02:41:32

He looks like a f***ing alien!

2013-02-11 02:37:44

To yazz,
You are wrong and also right. The people of
Japan did not deserve this but the government
did. The Japanese used to torture humans,
experiment on humans and kill humans (Im not
saying they still do). The US offered for them to
surrender but they did not. After nuking
Hiroshima, they still did now surrender. Finally
after bombing Nagasaki, they surrendered. I have
been to Hiroshima, it is an absolutely wonderful
modern city now but I have also been to ground-
zero, the A-dome and the Atomic Museum.
People live there and I have friends that are
Japanese that live in Japan and live in New
Zealand where I live. They are really nice people.
2013-02-09 02:37:05

no one deserves this now Hiroshima and
Nagasaki are full of radiation and now
no one can live there the people that
went to the experience are deformed and
there kids ect.. will also carry the
nuclear waste of the bomb also making
them sick in a way. so do not say that
they deserve it, it may have been world
war but what japan did to pearl harbor
was nothing compared to what america did
to japan.
2013-02-08 20:15:16

Johnny Assum
He looks like Smeagol
2013-01-28 16:22:18

Tim Case
Atom bomb targeted against civilians?
Not accurate people , study your history!
Hiroshima was a military port consisting of
military arms manufacturing and shipping,
inhabited predominantly by military personnel.
Did some civilians die in the blast? Regrettably
yes, but far less than that what be predictably
dead if a ground invasion had to take place
instead. Why don't you question the Japs
similarly about Pearl Harbor. They didn't give a
crap about collateral damage. b
2013-01-23 22:16:47

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