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Center of Hiroshima


The center of Hiroshima after the dropping of the atomic bomb on August 6, 1945.The bomb destroyed approximately three-fourths of the city and killed an estimated 80,000 people immediately, with thousands more dying later from injuries and radiation poisoning. Records lead us to believe that the bomb touched down approximately halfway between the two smokestacks in this image.


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Association of Los Alamos Scientists. Records, asas-03081-004, Special Collections Center, University of Chicago Library.



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