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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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dane perry
war is hell
2014-02-11 02:08:41

NO the reason why they bombed them was
to stop the war they didnt just want to
test their bomb it was to end the war,
cuz japan was going ape shit, and
wouldnt stop no mater how many of their
soldiers they killed.
2014-02-09 20:07:25

"Instead of bombing innocent citizens,
don't you attack the military base..the
people who actually bombed Pearl Harbor"

Apparrently the US wanted to try out their
new "toy" and they did not give a shit
about how many innocent ppl would die or
2014-02-09 01:08:54

Instead of bombing innocent citizens, why
don't you attack the military base..the
people who actually bombed Pearl Harbor
2014-02-06 03:52:39

Fuck you americans..
sadly, you're not good country as well..
stop acting like you're God, trying to
punish the others while you commit the
same shit
don't be pathetic
2014-02-03 18:41:06

I think USA did right thing
2014-02-02 09:23:08

dat dog
2014-01-15 13:57:54

This is Reptilian from Nibiru.
2014-01-11 17:27:17

nigga i aint worried bout nothin haan
2014-01-06 06:36:03

you ignorant buffoon niqqa. thousands of innocent
women and children died
2014-01-06 06:35:20

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