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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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seen a lot more than most of you
u.s.a. is as stupid, evil, and full of shit as their enemies. funny how some things are forgotton and others remembered
2010-04-28 10:26:14

Chinese Person
The comment clearly states that 140,000 Japanese people died during the Hiroshima bombing. Japanese people here complain about how this is unfair. What's unfair is how Japanese people murdered 300,000 Chinese people in Nanjing and a lot more in Unit731 in Hitler styled human experiments. Japanese cut off Chinese limbs and attached them to other parts of the body and used them as human guinea pigs. The way Japanese suffered during Hiroshima/Nagasaki was nothing compared do what they did to Chinese and Korean in Unit731. Even when the victims of unit731 were cut open, they were left open. But this is not the reason why I hate them. I hate Japanese people because they hate us. And this goes the same for Vietnamese people as well. They hate us, and I hate them.
2010-04-18 07:20:40

Taylor
first of all your piece of shit mother
fucker Bob: go to fucking hell you
racist cock sucker!
second of all: you dont know what the
fuck your talking about. yes, the
japanese did bomb you guys and did
shitty fucked up stuff, but a nuclear
bomb did HELLA FUCKING more shit than a
regular bomb your dumb piece of donkey
fucking shit! nuclear bombs fucking
melted your skin and THEN killed you
dumb ass!
go to hell and have a wonderful day
fucker.
2010-04-17 20:57:57

Daehanminkuk
At the same time, japs killed and raped plenty of Koreans and Chinese. This is God's revenge on japmonkies for killing my people.
2010-04-15 06:32:34

Daehanminkuk
Bob, fuck you stupid white haole piece of shit.
2010-04-15 06:31:43

bob
japs are gay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they can all die!!!
2010-04-12 02:07:51

calyb
i loved this info it helped me out with a report i had to do on the a bomb. thanks agian
2010-04-12 02:06:46

jimmy
Lela, not really, no. They didn't even have enough oil to poower their ships/planes. By the time we dropped it on them, they were finished.
2010-04-08 22:12:35

Lela
i really think this is sad but we warned them didnt we???? If we didnt do something they would of did something like this to us....
2010-03-31 21:33:03

Hide
His name is Tetsuo Sakurai(桜井哲夫).
2010-03-29 11:44:21

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