Thursday, 6 August 2009

'Little Boy'

And as you can see from the image above a man and his wife try to explain somehow to their four sons about the Hiroshima bombing on the 6 August 1945, they stand in front of what has become known as the Hiroshima peace memorial commonly called the 'Atomic Bomb Dome'.

The drooping of the worlds first atomic bomb 65 years ago devastated this city and the many aftereffect's are still felt today.

At 8.15am on Monday 6 August 1945 a date that should remain more than just a black mark upon a so called civilized society, a nuclear device, weapon, bomb call it what you will; was dropped. Nicknamed 'Little Boy' it killed an estimated 80,000 Innocent people immediately. Tens of thousands more people died of horrific burns and radiation, bringing the death toll to a staggering 140.000. Approximately 70% of the city's buildings were destroyed, and the city became a sea of rubble.

Three day's latter the worlds first nuclear attack was followed by the dropping of a second atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki leaving 70,000 people dead.

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