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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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2009-04-15 16:41:09

Holy shit!! It's like I'Am looking at Star Wars.. lol..
2009-04-13 13:03:05

Happy Man
Hey I have a Answer to all of you people.. That thing on the picture is not a man.. It's a Alien and he came to earth to take over the world..
2009-04-13 12:56:09

"kiss my ass" fuck you, you typical self obsessed American prick. The world will be a much better place when you stupid cunts are wiped out
2009-04-11 13:40:07

why do they detonate it so high?
why not have it hit at ground level?
2009-03-28 04:22:33

kiss my ass
don't fuck with the USA,in my opinion we ought Napalm the ENTIRE Middle East and turn that fuckin place into one big glass factory.Fuctards.....Nukes may not be the answer but it gets the job done,if I end up a casualty, fuck it ,a sacrifice I am willing to make,just wish I could push the big red button\
2009-03-27 03:19:02

i agree w/ steve
2009-03-24 20:34:17

was it right or wrong? I wish... if the war had to have been fought - that it would've been on a smaller scale. so many innocent people died on both sides... on all sides.
2009-03-24 20:33:22

Innocent people were killed at Pearl Harbour too. We needed to take care of our own people before we worry about Japan, who in my opnion would have taken over.
2009-03-24 11:12:45

He is the leprosy patient.
2009-03-22 18:57:54

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