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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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zachary branch
shit thats some serious shit
2012-06-28 22:37:34

Yousss
Isnt it sad that we live in a world like
this where countries have acces to weapons
that can kill an entire country by just a
push of a button and make ppl become like
this? This world is so fucked up
2012-06-27 00:20:30

sad sad sad
damn these soldiers.
2012-06-26 23:03:22

Noah
The photo above is not intended victims of the atomic bomb.
Please note!
He is a patient of leprosy.
2012-06-26 11:53:04

dummuck
did america have to drop the bomb.most
thought that had to to save even more
lives.was it the right choice.noone will
ever truly know.as for the here and
now,it doesnt really matter.for the here
and now america and japan are allies and
get along pretty good.as i being an
american i have no hatred for the japan
or its people.i respect them and think
they have a great culture.nor do i
understand all the hate those posting to
each other have for one another.if you
dont like america then just dont come
here....
2012-06-24 17:45:31

jack
holy crap, i am sorry for these guys... the one on top looks like a crawler form nazi zombies
2012-06-24 14:21:23

Annette
To think that the majority of deaths
were civilians who had nothing to do
with the war; yes, Japan had done some
awful things (Pearl Harbour included),
but they didn't set out to specifically
target the civilian population.
2012-06-23 16:00:23

Dolan
To balance it all out, Japan did equally
crazy shit. Not towards America in
particular, but to other countries in
Asia.

War shows you a side where EVERYONE is
fucked up. So don't go saying, "OMG
AMERICANS ARE SO WTFFFFF JAPAN ALL THE
WAY!!1!1"
2012-06-21 22:36:53

seini,mapaz cousin
I strongly agree with "WTF" because not only are these people inhumane but i also think that they were "born messed up" cause if they were born normal than maybe none of would have happend to them....personally I'm really proud to be living in New Zealand because we don't act like that...peace is our thing...
2012-06-14 23:49:16

mapa, seini's cousin
uhm i agree with *WTF*
noone can call themselves a HUMAN. when theyre missing their humanity...... Country pride has caused alot of blood shed in alot of country history,..... but is it really worth it???? dunno, i hope Americans and Japanese can patch up this ongoing conflict but i highly doubt it.......... i strongly suggest Americans go to the Hiroshima bombing site and take a look around see how you feel... are you happy? sad? Japanese visit a museumin America about Pearl Harbor attacks....how do you feel? angry?happy?......if you cant be there, then you should google it...... im telling you.... you'll be shocked at how you'll feel.. just like the Germans that discriminated the Jews...... they were brought into the concerntration camps and shown around about the REAL terror of inhumanity......
2012-06-14 23:44:45

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