It has been 70 years since the U.S. dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. What was the reasoning behind this devastating act of war?
The Effects of Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
“A single atomic bomb, the first weapon of its type ever used against a target, exploded over the city of Hiroshima at 0815 on the morning of 6 August 1945.”
Fact File : Hiroshima and Nagasaki
“On the morning of 6 August 1945 an American B-29 bomber, the ‘Enola Gay’, dropped the first atomic bomb used in warfare on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.”
What it would look like if the Hiroshima bomb hit your city
“The bomb, code-named Little Boy, killed 66,000 people, mostly civilians, and injured at least 69,000 more, according to estimates the U.S. Army made in 1946.”
The 390-Year-Old Tree That Survived the Bombing of Hiroshima
“When Yamaki donated the now 390-year-old white pine bonsai tree to be part of a 53 bonsais gifted by the Nippon Bosnai Association to the United States for its bicentennial celebration in 1976, all that was really known was the tree’s donor.”
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