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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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cat
ma perche??c era un motivo si?non ho mai capito il perche??mai!
2009-06-29 02:52:30

peace
you cant select targets with such rediculous weaponry. Einstein is howling with shame and guilt.
2009-06-29 00:49:30

Anonymous
droping "little boy" on innocent civilians is the same as a robber holding hostages. its like saying go away or we'll kill them all. couldnt they have drop it on the military instead? atleast they're perpaired to die. is ending the war faster better if 100x more people die? our goverment is a bunch of bullys, theives and murders.
our goverment is like a poison apple you woundnt know untill you take a bite.
2009-06-27 22:10:42

Japanese
American Gavament doesn't change anything even now. They are doing same fucking things in middle east asia.
2009-06-25 07:03:29

Anthrax
lol i agree america is falling apart but it doesant mean were pussies and the reason why we cant take control of a "disorganised organistaion" is because one they have more terrorist comming from other countries and 2 its guerilla warfare there using hit in run tactics if it were a direct confrontation between the 2 we would obviously be on top but its not goin that way amd abpit ww2 we sorta stopped hitler idk wtf ur talking about sure we had allies but if it wasant for US involvment im sure the war woulda lasted much longer and more ppl would have died
2009-06-25 00:05:12

Blah
@wild bill

America are pussies, you can't even take control over a disorganised organisation like al qaeda and sat back during WWII like pussies to see who was winning before getting involved, fucking cowards. And of course you can't even keep control of your own country, being raped by immigrants and shooting eachother like fucking animals and now, you have a nigger as a president. Nice work, "douchebag".
2009-06-24 00:15:50

wild bill
To Dave If America=shit, GET THE FUCK OUT.You pimpley assed pussy.It was the the deaths of thousands of American war hero's that allows assholes like you to put garbage like that out there.Douchebag!
2009-06-20 02:49:20

CatPoop
LMAO he looks like the dude from fallout 3
2009-06-17 22:23:38

clay
I think it's true that a lot of Americans in the '40s
agreed that the atomic bombs ended the war more
quickly and saved many American lives. However,
what if the U.S. had been/is bombed? It is still
hypothetically possible. I think, after exposing the
horrible effects of the bombs to the public, the
sensible governments should try, as they SAY they
are, to get rid of or reduce nuclear stockpiles. It
seems that the unethical part of nuclear bombs is
that they don't discriminate between targets; they
just kill everyone. War is hell, but it doesn't have to
LITERALLY be hell for the civilians. A nuclear bomb
is, literally, hell. 'Nuff said.
2009-06-06 05:39:15

Dave
America=Shit
2009-06-02 14:09:08

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