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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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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


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

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

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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