Remembering Hiroshima – The Stark Reality

Taking a moment out to remember Hiroshima and lives lost.

On August 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima wiping out 90 percent of the city and killing 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure.

Three days later, a second B-29 dropped another A-bomb on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 40,000 people.  On August 15, Emperor Hirohito of Japan announced unconditional surrender in a radio address citing the devastating power of ‘a new and most cruel bomb.’

It changed the world forever.

Stark Reality

Stark Reality © 2013 – Loredana Crupi

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