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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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Holey cow,look at that old man, he lost an
eye, poor guy!>< RIP people who died from
the Atomic Bomb~
2012-09-28 12:14:34

what comes around goes around i guess
every thing happens for a reason and
terror eventually get fought with terror
2012-09-25 07:47:41

Comment directed at Timothy
I agree, but you cant watch movies and understand cos i bet thats a american movie trying to make the japanese look bad to justify wat they did. but on the other hand wat japan did was wrong but wateva they did they did not deserve wat happened to them. Just watch the film barefoot jen its horrific. the mom is burned all over and is wrapped up like a mummy. imagine that knowing that you hav 2 breathe 2 live but if you breathe you want to die, but you still have a son thats alive and needs you, but wat can you do but die? then you see some women trapped under a burning wooden frame screaming, burning with you standing, watching . but wat can you do, youre only 6. think about it. nobody eva deserves that not even the devil. ya know i was five wen i watched that movie but now im 11. and those two scenes stuck and remember them like i was there so dont tell me they deserved that. and i neva even finished the movie cos i only got up to 30mins b4 i couldnt take it.
2012-09-17 20:30:01

OnlyPerson with sense
THE AMERICANS ARE GAY PRICKS AND ARE COWARDS TO. cos if they were brave and 'not afraid' they wouldnt need a big weapon 2 hide behind but NO theyre pricks. so all of them can go suck themselves asswipes. they disgust me. dicks.
2012-09-17 20:12:57

To those wishing for revenge from Japan on the U.S. - Bring it. We may not walk softly anymore but we definitely have the biggest sticks(read:destructive capability). We are not afraid.
2012-09-16 20:27:28


Or The United States.
2012-09-16 06:17:07

Louis Lipsky
Imagine if an evil empire got their hands on such a weapon, Iran for example.
2012-09-11 14:09:35

The comments on here from jingoistic, heartless, callous and insane dolts are both sad and disgusting. There really is no hope for Mankind if the vast number of the comments expressed here are representative of the majority view.
2012-09-11 10:50:10

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2012-09-09 13:00:15

Timothy Alchemy Freeman
And Japan should never need to think of revenge...
The U.S. already got their punishment in the great
depression. Just as China did not need to get revenge
because Japan got theirs in the Bombings... Maybe we
should learn from this... War SUCKS.
2012-09-08 17:15:19

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