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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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fuck you
2009-11-22 09:22:01

Its santa!
At least he looks like hes happy =]
2009-11-21 19:25:02

my point exactly anonh everybody is bloodthirsty. the entire world is fucked in the head. people need to stop with all the bullshit and just let people be people. nobodu has the right to say that they are better than anybody else. there is no good and evil. just people in power and those delude by the people in power. they tell you that the enemy is bad. but the enemy is telling their people that we ar bad and deserve to die. who is right? i say they bothe are. everyone who seeks the blood of a nother man deserves to die and those deluded into believeing that taking the blood of another man is just deserve to die as well.
2009-11-16 09:07:36

General Yatoshito
fuck the truman and mac arthur,they burned in hell
2009-11-11 15:07:58

punch, damnit
2009-11-10 16:48:26

One must remebr what plans the Japanese had for America, secret firebomb balloons is one that comes to mind. The Nazis were working on Atomic weapons too, imagine what their Japanese buddies would have done with it to America, imagine a large bomb over new York. America simply beat the others to the ounch.
2009-11-10 16:47:57

Joker alias samchoc
THIS... is the human race...

Blood , war and money...
2009-11-02 00:52:02

you americans had to cheat eh
2009-11-01 21:10:12

poor man (sad face);_;
2009-10-23 18:51:10

Well if he and his people didn't decide to enter into the war they wouldn't have had zombie retards like this guy. It's only fair.
2009-10-18 11:10:17

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