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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.

Video: Download "hiroshima_atomic_bombing.wmv"

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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big dick willy
fuck the japs killem all
2012-03-21 17:27:35

DC
READ YOUR HISTORY , THEY WERE PLANNING THE SAME THING FOR THE ALLIES , WE JUST GOT THERE FIRST.
2012-03-14 17:48:27

Alyssa B
I feel so sick when I see these photos. My personal beliefs are that violence should be abolished, but I'm aware that there are some people who can't come to an agreement so they turn to some sort of abuse to get what they want. While I was taught in school that what our great country did was right, I was taught by our Father that all life is precious and that murder is a sin. I sincerely don't understand how some people can be so racist/prejudiced when they are your own brothers and sisters. In the eyes of God, we're all equal. I'm not naive enough to believe that we can all coexist or attain world peace; however, I do believe that we can all work towards a common goal and set asside our beliefs so we can make unbiased decisions that effect us all as a whole.
This is just my humble opinion so please do not attempt to start a debate. Thank you.
2012-03-13 21:34:30

matt
VERY VERY VERY SAD
2012-03-10 19:00:09

mathew i know
ts not funny at all
2012-03-10 18:57:52

mathew
not funny man
2012-03-10 18:57:07

Matt
I really feel sorry for people like this who survive severe burning. I would kill myself if I looked like that.
2012-03-03 19:34:14

Ms.Prestigious
this is awful. !!! i hope us Americans
never have another war. war hurts,
devastates and kills.
2012-02-29 23:46:03

ANTHONY
@Fallout 3

you are a fucking retard, if america enters WWIII
then we will ALL DIE, the radiation from all the
nukes wiill spread around the world and kill
everything
2012-02-28 15:02:19

Fallout 3
I CANT WAIT UNTIL AMERICA BEGINS WWIII!!!!

FALLOUT 3 FTW
2012-02-28 14:59:44

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