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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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some of u people are retarded (looking at u egy) the american people didnt drop the bomb the government/army did.. most of us know our government is fucked and corrupt.. we cant help where were born so suck it.
2011-01-11 04:16:26

what did the world come to on this tragic day
2011-01-10 22:39:34

i think America is going to b fucked soon, lol, wizza saying drop this on muslims, i think it show how american people raised up with poor ethics and bad souls, good for u pls keep the ur bad soul and make it burn u for ever
2010-12-30 11:14:40

Now drop a couple on these fucking muslims!
2010-12-25 22:37:16

It's sad how many people comment about who
started it. It doesn't matter about who
started it, it's about how it's over. This
has been a horrible experience to the
whole world.
2010-12-25 18:34:24

Fuck you jap
2010-12-23 04:54:55

america sucks america sucks
2010-12-21 20:47:20

insane conservatives
2010-12-19 15:26:28

US Marine
The pearl harbor attack, whether provoked or not,
was a act of war. It awoke a sleeping
lion(america) and pissed us off. Therefore we
struck back with an act of war. Midway, Saipan,
Iwo Jima, Guam, the Phillipians, and onto Japan
to win the war. Bible says, 'eye for a eye'. They
started it and we finished it. SEMPER FI
2010-12-17 00:14:03

They were warned though. They attacked the US and shouldn't really have expected to get away in the end...
2010-12-14 00:58:59

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