Friday, July 27, 2007
War → WWII → 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..."
|this is what happnes when your country messes with the most powerful superpower......you get nuked. i have no sympthy for fascist scum or any of its allies. what was done i support. fight fire with fire.|
|it ALL wouldnt have happened if Hitler wasnt so |
stupid and there would be millions of people not
|Rebakgosi Makube 448a Meadowlands Soweto RSA
|I learned about this bombing when I was at school and it was only the basics, learning only about the origin of the Mongols. I did't know it was so bad until now especially the figures of fatalities, both at the time and five years later.i am not informed about whether the responsible people did compensate, but i feel they should have been treated the same way as those responsible for the extemination of 6million Jews during or at the end of the 2nd w.war in 1945. I think not only Heroshima and Japan were affected, but the whole world as we all know that people migrate from one part of the world to another for better lives. About 10 perscent of the world's mental incompetence may be because of this.|
|USA PRIDE 4LIFE
|THIS WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED IF THEIR YELLOW ASSES WOULD'VE BOMBED PEARL HARBOR FOR NO FUCKIN REASON... SHIT MAN|
|And those "liders" of nations never get what they diserve, it's always the civil population who takes the worst part.|
Fuck off tous les politiciens
|ba ba black sheep
|OMG WHAT IS THAT THING BUT I BET IT DISERVED IT|
|war terrible consequence of ignorance and hate |
|That is why you do not mess with this country. you try a sneak attack and it fails.|
|they wanted a war witch USA and they get it.they have make a great mistake.|
|imagine a world with no usa|
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