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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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NoSho
Poke me with a stick and I will bite you. We
americans love a fight and a challenge. Japan
just gave us the right reason. Its sad that people
think it was so bad what we did to them but
what about the whole picture they was working
with the Nazis . So if what didn't happen the
world might be different today .
2014-01-05 23:30:25

paul
"Japs started the war"...hehe. Hey don't steal the islands that we rightfully stole fair and square.
2014-01-04 16:58:40

007
sim/ george and hansan F. U. BOTH. and
the same to all u other scum. LOVE THE
BOMB THANK GOD WE HAD IT AND USED
IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!
2014-01-03 05:26:14

007
Dont do the crime if you cant do the
time ! dont do it! Stinking Japs started
the war WE WON IT. A lot of A holes
need to learn history before they open
there fat mouths. and grow up and join
the cold hard world .
2014-01-03 05:15:01

Sad
it was a tragic accident and it never shouldnt of happened, many innocent lives and children were killed or critacally hurt and burned from the radiation. this never should have happened.
2014-01-02 21:16:01

fu*k
i like all comments........... we should kill each other it will be a great fun..amazing to bomb or bombed.
2014-01-01 21:14:25

Logic
If you don't want to get A-bombed don't invade other countries.

IT WAS JAPAN"S FAULT THEY DESERVED IT
2013-12-29 12:33:43

Randall Schilling
The tactic of dropping hard bombs first
to create kindling for the napalm
creating firestorms had already
destroyed most of Japan. Given another 2
weeks it would have been genocide.
MacArthur was right.We needed those
bombs in Korea and China. What a waste
Mr. Truman!
2013-12-28 02:24:59

Human beeing
I read some comments. I'm not american
neither japanese. I'm not surprised that
americans tried to justify the disaster
they have made not to japan but to the
whole world. And you talk about
terriorism beacause of the death of 3500
person. you've kill more during the
history. You create the terrorism.
2013-12-26 19:05:33

BG
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/
social_affairs/AJ201207240010

it was a leprosy patient
2013-12-25 18:10:56

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