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Hiroshima Bombing Story    History and Archaeology

Started 8/12/19 by Samurai (BushMesh); 1313 views.
Samurai (BushMesh)

From: Samurai (BushMesh)

8/12/19

japanese_goblin

The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively, with the consent of the United Kingdom. The two bombings killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, most of whom were civilians, and remain the only use of nuclear weapons in armed conflict.


#ONLYinJAPAN  japanese_ogre

Hiroshima Bombing Story | Tour around the Atomic Hypocenter

ONLY in JAPAN 5 Aug 2019
https://youtu.be/AtvqoKQrwQg
Today is the 74th anniversary of the Hiroshima Bombing - August 6, 2019

Hiroshima, August 6, 1945. It’s a day that changed everything. The atomic bomb decimated the city, killing nearly all nearby the blast. Fast forward about 75 years later, and Hiroshima is now a beautiful city, resurrected from the ruins of the post war period. Near the hypocenter is the Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park and Museum and across the river, the A-Bomb Dome which sits as it did, destroyed after the bomb in ruins. We'll look at the area around the hypocenter and see old video footage from 1945 after the bomb. We'll also meet a witness who will describe in detail the horror he saw as he volunteered to help in Hiroshima on August 7, 1945, the next day.

We’re now in the 4th generation since the bomb was dropped, those that were kids who could remember are now in their 80s and 90s. Yuji is a 3rd generation Hiroshima resident since the bomb and he wants to share the city of Hiroshima so people don’t forget the past. He learned a lot from his great uncle who told him stories as a kid of the horrors of that day and how the city rebuilt. Another reason is that he wants to teach his son so he can pass on the stories from his family who were alive nearby on that tragic day. They're now tour guides in Hiroshima.

At age 92, Yuji’s great uncle shares his story of the day he will never forget. He lived in Kure city near by, saw the mushroom cloud and went into the city to help. His account is graphic, the scene is grim and real.

The city cannot erase it’s past but it can move on and write the next chapter in its history and I think that is where Hiroshima is today. Tourism to the city is increasing, many international visitors stop by Hiroshima to understand what happened on that day, pay their respects, and tours like the one with Yuji and Magical Trip I took is a way to understand just how much the city changed that day and how it’s re-invented itself since. I hope you can feel something for Hiroshima and if you are in Japan, it's a must visit destination.

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Samurai (BushMesh)

From: Samurai (BushMesh)

8/12/19

Hiroshima Survivors Tell of the First Atomic Attack

University of California Television

(UCTV) 21 May 2009
https://youtu.be/XKlf5VXpYpY

Two Hibakusha (survivors of Japan's atomic bomb attacks) describe their experiences surviving the blast near ground zero and its terrible aftermath in Hiroshima. [5/2009] [Humanities] [Show ID: 16446]

It is outstandingly nice that the Japanese people moved forward without personal retaliations on citizens -- more over Japan created outstanding  technology everyone depend on!!!

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BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

9/12/19

Samurai (BushMesh) said:

The two bombings killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, most of whom were civilians, and remain the only use of nuclear weapons

That's not true - Trump used them again on Korea recently.

Gonghis (GonghisKhan)

From: Gonghis (GonghisKhan)

10/12/19

Donald TRUMP was a baby when Hiroshima happened...

Did you know that?

Trump wasn't around as president when  two bombings killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, most of whom were civilians, and remain the only use of nuclear weapons.

Trump was Born: June 14, 1946

Hiroshima, August 6, 1945

Meriana

From: Meriana

10/12/19

Ever read the book, "Children of the A-Bomb"?  It tells the experiences of children who survived, what they saw, etc.  Pretty graphic, and heartbreaking but a book that should be read

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Dot_hoe

From: Dot_hoe

10/12/19

Children of the A-Bomb

A four year old kid remember the bomb?

Translated into English, these first hand accounts bring to the rest of the world the searing memories, still painfully clear six years later, pf the fourth grader who tells us, "I was only four then, so I didn't know what it was all about"; of the high school school boy who still hears the voices calling for help under the collapsed and flaming roofs; of the child who did not understand until three years later that all that left of Mother was in that small, white-wrapped box.

Tittah

From: Tittah

11/12/19

SORRY -- but Trump wasn't born yet!

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Tittah

From: Tittah

11/12/19

BerrySteph said:

That's not true - Trump used them again on Korea recently.

PRETTY Vague and daft

Can you be more specific what did Donald Trump use of the 129,000 and 226,000 people deaths in Hiroshima to avenge in Korea?

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

12/12/19

Tittah said:

PRETTY Vague and daft

The punk who carries out an armed robbery on a convenience store has used his gun.

Same as Trump uses his nuclear weapons all over the world to rob people.

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