Friday, August 05, 2005

Shadowtime II - The Ruins of Militarism

"Officials estimate about 140,000 people were killed instantly or died within a few months after the Enola Gay dropped its payload over the city, which then had a population of about 350,000.

Three days later, another U.S. bomber, Bock's Car, dropped a plutonium bomb on the city of Nagasaki, killing about 80,000 people. Japan surrendered on Aug. 15, 1945, bringing World War II to a close."

Source: Eric Talmadge Hiroshima Marks Atomic Bomb Anniversary
Associated Press August 5, 2005 (3:05 PM EDT)

Photo credit: Paul W. Tibbetts


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