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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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jen murphy
@ mandria: hey calm down, you're right that it was one of the most horrible things and thinking about it i'm ashamed to be an american, but the people living now can't do anything to make it unhappen and they didn't throw the bombs.
2011-03-28 22:09:21

mandria di porci
Hey men, you are a group of fucking shit.
how the hell can you say that hiroshima was not a crazy crime? it was one of the most horrible things your government made to the world.
you should admit this, and say sorry, everyday of your life..
11 september is something you condamn, so why dont you condamn hiroshima freak sucker? you are crazy and dangerous for the world. hope you die soon of AIDS.
2011-03-25 16:05:30

communist
Rather this then all of europe speaking german
2011-03-25 10:10:57

olly
i wanted to see sum mutalated old man
2011-03-16 21:05:35

nexus99
IM A MORON.
2011-03-13 19:51:30

"Robert K Hater's" Hater
I hate it when people drag God into these thing. They think every thing he did was the nice thing to do. Yes he said treat your neighbor as your self, but did you forget the great flood and the 10 plagues to prove his points? Read the bible do some damn research and shut your mouth.
2011-03-12 15:51:42

nexus99
one day same atomic bomb will explode in washington DC and we will get rid of those american barbarians.
2011-03-12 03:13:26

Erik
Im sorry but any of you that call this an atrocity know shit about the Sino-Japanese war and second World War. Google Unit 731, and then google Comfort Women. Then combine the knowledge that had these bombs not been dropped the Japs would have used bio chemical weapons on the U.S. and Soviets - they already used them all over China. Those two bombs saved millions of lives that would have been lost invading the mainland of Japan. Do some god damn research, idiots.
2011-03-11 20:04:27

Robert K Hater
Robert K,
You sir, are a bitch. Why don't you get your hick ass out of Texas and realize that your a human to and God does not want us to go around killing everybody. The Bible "Treat your neighbor as you would like to be treated." The comment box is for people who want to have an intellectual conversation, and I don't read to hear your hate, it makes you sound like an idiot.
2011-03-11 00:06:45

jane
"we had no oter choice", there is always hundreds of choices, especially when the results are something as horrific as what happened to the poor people of japan. How uncharacteristic for the united stated to mutiliate a couny past the point of retaliation. :/
2011-03-08 18:06:10

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