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Hiroshima

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Dylan Dacey

on 10 May 2010

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Hiroshima This is a painting of the flash seen by thousands in hiroshima. It was done by hiroshima survivor YAMADA Sumako who was 20 years old when the bomb was dropped. On the morning of August 6th, 1945 a B-29 bomber named Enola Gay Flew over Hiroshima and dropped the atomic bomb nicknamed "Little Boy" on the center of the city. The blast was tremendous and the destruction it caused was devastating. It is estimated that about 70,000 people died as a result of the initial blast but many more perished because of effects from the radioactivity. after 5 years the death total may have reached or even exceeded 200,000. this is the mushroom cloud from the atomic bomb Most injuries were burns, from flash radiation of heat Fires started by the explosions, mechanical injuries from collapse of buildings, flying debris, etc., direct effects of the high blast pressure, i.e., straight compression and radiation injuries, from the instantaneous emission of gamma rays and neutrons Woman who suffered flash burns from the blast. Aerial photographs of the city of Hiroshima before (April 13, 1945) and after (August 11, 1945) the bombing The surviving victims of the bombing are called hibakusha, a Japanese word that literally translates to "explosion-affected people." sake bottles that were melted from the heat flash The building commonly refered to as the Hiroshima dome was one of the few structures left standing after the attack and is now a peace memorial This man was about 6,500 feet from ground zero when the rays struck him from the left. His cap was sufficient to protect the top of his head against flash burns For hours after the attack the japenese government still wasnt sure what happened. Rumors began spreading that there was a huge explosion but it was highly doubted so a Japanese staff officer set out by plane to check the area. He could see the huge cloud of smoke from one hundred miles away. Sixteen hours later the U.S. confirmed that they had dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima
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