Hiroshima

On August 6, 1945, Boeing B-29 dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9, 1945, another B-29 dropped another atomic bomb named “Fat Man” on Nagasaki.

What a sad day for mankind! The American way of bringing “freedom and democracy” to the world

Thanks God, America had only 2 nuclear bombs at that time. They dropped one on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and Astonishingly, the Japanese government did not surrender right away. On August 9, 1945, another B-29 dropped another atomic bomb named “Fat Man” on the industrial city of Nagasaki. The Japanese surrendered on August 15, 1945.

Hiroshima: 20,000+ soldiers killed, 70,000–146,000 civilians killed

Nagasaki: 39,000–80,000 killed

Total: 129,000–246,000 killed

The Enola Gay landing after dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima
The Enola Gay landing after dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima
At 8:15 am, local time, the bomb bay doors opened and the atomic bomb named “Little Boy” made its descent. The bomb traveled 44 seconds and then detonated at an elevation of 1,900 feet.
At 8:15 am, local time, the bomb bay doors opened and the atomic bomb named “Little Boy” made its descent. The bomb traveled 44 seconds and then detonated at an elevation of 1,900 feet.
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Atomic cloud on Nagasaki, August 9, 1945
An atomic cloud over Hiroshima,on August-6, 1945
An atomic cloud over Hiroshima,on August-6, 1945
Why Hiroshima! U.S. strategists wanted to flatten an entire city with a single atomic bomb: Hiroshima was the right size.
Why Hiroshima! U.S. strategists wanted to flatten an entire city with a single atomic bomb: Hiroshima was the right size.

Japan prays for an end to nuclear weapons as the country comes to a standstill to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima


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