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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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its world war, so they can do what they
want because japan attack pearl harbor so
USA fire back,
by the way, past is past
2012-09-06 06:14:22

mr. kandaey fuckyou!
fuckyou mr. kandaey
2012-09-03 09:42:05

2012-09-03 09:41:13

2012-09-03 09:40:45

fuck you americans fuck me too!
2012-09-03 09:40:16

He is a patient of leprosy.
Is not a victim of the atomic bomb.
2012-09-01 09:31:36

Fuck all you talking bad about America. They bomb Pearl Harbor, we bomb them harder. It was a time of war.
2012-08-31 03:30:29

R.I.P. Lord have mercy with America, the
true terrorists. its a cruel world we live
2012-08-30 21:46:20

They needed to end a war. What were they
supposed to do. What would the Japanese done
to the Chinese people if the won the war and
occupied china.
And by the way.. USA dropped the bomb. Not
America. America consists of MANY countries.
Like Canada, Argentina, Peru and so forth. So
learn the background before you talk!
2012-08-28 14:01:57

the truth
I wish am enjoy same kind bomb should be
blast in America so i can enjoy watching their burned alive.
2012-08-24 18:27:13

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