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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Brutality → Human shadow on stone steps after A-bombing of Hiroshima (08/06/1945)

The photograph shows the stone steps of the main entrance of Sumitomo Bank in Hiroshima which was only 250 meters from the hypocenter of the atomic explosure on 08/06/1945. It is believed that a person sat down on the steps facing the direction of the hypocenter, possibly waiting for the bank to open. By a flash of the heat rays with temperatures well over a 1,000 degrees or possibly 2,000 degrees centigrade, that person was incineratied on the stone steps. Up to about 10 years after the explosion, the shadow remained clearly on the stones, but exposure to rain and wind has been gradually blurring it. So, when the bank was newly built, the stone steps were removed and are now preserved at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. You can also see the beautiful computer reconstruction of this atomic explosure made by BBC (UK).

Video: Download "hiroshima_human_shadow.wmv"

Was the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki a war crime? Of course, it's not. It was a war. To stop WWII immediately by killing thousands of people maybe was not a good idea. But you should know that only China's losses in the WWII were approximately 20 million killed by Japanese soldiers! Who could stop it? God bless America!


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MuteWinter
WAR should be by dfinition "a confrontation of armies", where dows civilians get in the equation? With NAZI blitzkrieg and air-war, americans did the same shit.
Pearl Harbour was a MILITARY INSTALLATION, Hiroshima and Nagasaki where both CITIES.
2009-02-08 04:44:49

anon
>_< the CIVILIANS WHERE INNOCENT! I'm sick of people saying they did peral harbor etc THE LEADERS DID NOT THE CIVILIANS
2009-02-04 09:30:02

nick
wasn't killing a bunch of "innocent" japs better then actually invading japan where estimated allied deaths would have been over 1 million and japanese deaths over double that
2009-01-27 02:50:57

Dup
Some people seem to forget that japan attacked Pearl Harbor during peace talks with the US. Japan killed millions of Chinese civilians. The empire of Japan wanted to control the pacific at all costs. They viewed every single non-japanese human being as inferior and an enemy. Man, woman, and child. I just wish the U.S. would have had the good sense to respond with the same tenacity after the world trade center attacks. Pearl harbor? We attack civilians. We end the war! World Trade Center Falls? We send thousands of Americans to have their lives brutaly changed forever. I love this country, but really have a hard time with the people who run it sometimes. The U.S. has agreed with you doubters. Hiroshima was a mistake we won't make again. Sometimes people have to be killed to make a point. If it weren't for the bomb in Hioshima, we might all be speaking Japanese, or worse, not be here because the ancestor from which we decend was killed by a Japanese invasion.
2009-01-18 15:17:52

filipino
no they both buchers of war
2009-01-18 07:35:14

Carro
I see your point, Japan was not an innocent nation.
But attacking cities full with civilians? yeah I do think that part could've been handled better. :/
2009-01-07 00:42:49

zeitgeist
www.zeitgeistmovie.com

^^^watch the first movie, and that'll explain why America was wrong^^^
2009-01-03 18:32:25

peace
fucking americans
there are other ways to stop the war other than killing
millions of innocent japanese
2009-01-01 14:53:10

none
Thank you for pointing this out-it's easy to bash the USA. People forget Japan caused a holocaust every bit as bad as the one in Europe. I feel bad for the kids in that blast, but Japan was not some innocent nation we attacked
2009-01-01 07:54:45

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