In 1945, Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan became connected in a way too horrible to previously to imagine. Today, this temple bell hangs in Oak Ridge in the hope that it will never happen again.
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6th August 1945, Hiroshima and 9th August 1945, Nagasaki. Japan is the only country to have suffered from an atomic bombing in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Today August 6th is the day the city of Hiroshima was atom-bombed. Hiroshima is commemorating the 67th anniversary of the bombing this year. Many Japanese pray for the victims every year and remember the history never to happen again, not only Japan but all over the world.
This picture depicts an abandoned house at Chernobyl with a radioactive sign adjacent. Chernobyl, Ukraine is considered one of the largest industrial accidents in the world (April 26th, 1986). Radiation which was released from the nuclear melt down affected more than 5.5 million people.
Enola Gay faced no resistance as it dropped the bomb. Forty five seconds later the city was destroyed in a blinding instant. Eighty thousand men, women and children were killed and tens of thousands wounded, disfigured and poisoned by radiation from the bomb. Three days later, another nuclear bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. A week later, Japan surrendered. The bomb brought World War Two to a sudden end, but was it right to use it?