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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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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

Drewseph
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

Trollololol
lol look at his face
2010-12-12 09:05:24

Smelly Banter.
He looks like a ghoul!
2010-12-04 19:57:14

PeeGee44
”War is mom and queen of everything!” (Talete,
greek philosophe)
2010-11-29 23:10:24

Rebecca
this is so sad, i cant believe the mess we had made. im glad its over :D
2010-11-29 00:31:43

---
Did'nt the japanese start the war by ransacking the east? and all its nations?
2010-11-23 13:15:33

weeaboo
and here i thought radiation would make chibis
2010-11-21 19:03:11

James simmons
What no one remembers is that the alternative was
going in and invading Japan. It would have taken
years and cost millions of lives. The lowest estimate
was of over 300000 deaths of american soldiers and
japanese civilians. far more than from the 2 bombs.
2010-11-21 03:57:07

anthony
nobody did deserve it but america is one of the most developed countries in the world and we havnteven been around as long as europe has so yea who is stupid now
2010-11-19 03:37:16

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