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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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2009-12-21 05:21:09

51 cent
did he fuck american girlz?
2009-12-14 14:59:37

To those of you on one side or the other of this moral argument: War is wrong. It was wrong for Japan to bomb us. It was equally wrong for us to bomb them. Enough said.
2009-12-07 08:54:26

ma sei brutto in culo u.u
2009-12-04 17:09:28

One smart fucker!
So a total of 140,00 died from the bomb. Don't you
dumb fucks know that over 1,000,000 (civilians and
military) ON BOTH SIDES would have died had there
been an American invasion of Japan (which was
eminent). Do the math.... THE BOMBS ACTUALLY
SAVED LIVES!! Ironic, however TRUE!!
2009-11-29 19:00:21

that is unfair ... why the innocent always suffer from others fault? damn...
2009-11-29 08:37:43

Reality Check
America didn't start the war you stupid dumb bastards. Hitler started it, Italy kissed his ass, then Japan went on a murderous, raping bloody rampage and tried to take over the world. If this helped to stop them then good.
Look at Japan, Italy and Germany now, finally back to being joyful happy people ... yay.
2009-11-24 17:36:06

2009-11-24 13:22:35

2009-11-24 13:21:45

mr cool
not fair hah hah you racist
2009-11-22 11:43:04

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