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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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The city is pretty damn sizeable now. As of 2007 it was in the millions. Nice place, really. The port area and all the modern structures look badass.
2009-05-06 01:37:42

billy soirrt
hi every body
2009-04-29 15:07:13

2009-04-29 14:59:27

OUCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2009-04-29 14:54:12

2009-04-29 14:53:23

that my grandaD
2009-04-29 14:52:23

A terrible event, however who knows what would have happened if the bombs had not been dropped, maybe latter, larger bombs would have been dropped around the world with far greater casulaties, and millions more would have died in the war. The people of Japan had been brainwashed and manipulated by their ruling elite. Unfortunately they paid the price for their evil and morally corrupt leadership - who all (including the emperor) should have been executed. Lets hope that history does not repeat itself...
2009-04-29 14:15:42

I am Shiva.God.Destroyer of the World
2009-04-26 16:19:34

FORGIVENESS!!!!!????? For what!!?? Ending the World War that the Japs started by pulling a sneak attack on the United States???!! This was new technology, not fully understood. The intent was to save MILLIONS of lives, both american and Japanese. It did that. A terrible thing??? Yes!!! Needing of forgiveness???!!! NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2009-04-19 18:00:35

Have any of you been there nowadays? It's a beautiful city full of forgiveness. It's very difficult not to cry while walking after a visit to the museum. Was it the right thing to do? Play with the ATOM is never right despite the war or not the war... What I hated about it were the consequences. People died after 15 years. Little kids were not responsible.

As if this wasn't enough during the occupation the US didn't allow the truth about the bomb to come out. As a result, Hiroshima was rebuilt starting from the next day. Those people were wandering while they were loosing the hair... for no reasons.

Give it a thought guys. THere are bombs held by the ex-urss having a power of about 3500 times the hiroshima one. No winners only ashes.



ps. the A-bomb must be detonated in the air not at the ground in order to cause more damage.
2009-04-17 18:42:14

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