Photos We’re Moved By: Sixty-Six Years Since Hiroshima/Nagasaki

Posted on August 8, 2011 by

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Pause.

Sixty-six years ago August 4, in 1945, the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs. The first was in Hiroshima. The second was in the city of Nagasaki.

These two events are the only use of nuclear weapons in war to date.

The role of the bombings in Japan’s surrender and U.S.’s ethical justification for them, as well as their strategic importance, in ending WWII is still questioned.

166,000 people in Hiroshima died and 80,000 in Nagasaki. Half of the death occurred the first day.

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