During the Second World War, August 6, 1945 at 8:15 am U.S. bomber B-29 "Enola
Gay" was dropped atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. About 140 000 people were
killed in the explosion and died within months. Three days later, when the United
States dropped another atomic bomb on Nagasaki, killing about 80 000 people.
August 15 Japan surrendered, putting an end to this World War II. To date, this
bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the only case of use of nuclear weapons in
human history. The U.S. government has decided to drop their bombs, believing that
this will accelerate the end of the war and will not need to run long bloody battles
on the main island of Japan. Japan tried hard to control the two islands, Iwo Jima
and Okinawa, where close allies.
These watches, found among the ruins, we stopped at 8:15 am
August 6, 1945 - at the time of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima.
Flying Fortress "Enola Gay" approach August 6, 1945 based on
the island of Tinian after the bombing of Hiroshima.
In this photo, which was published in 1960 by the U.S.
government, embodied by an atomic bomb "Little Boy» (Little
Boy), which is August 6, 1945, was dropped on Hiroshima. Size
of bomb 73 cm in diameter, 3.2 m in length. She weighed 4 tons,
and the power of the explosion reached 20 000 tons of TNT ..
Smoke rises 20,000 feet in height over Hiroshima August 6,
1945, after her during the war atomic bomb was dropped.
Crew members of the B-29 bomber «The Great Artiste», which
dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, was surrounded by Major
Charles W. Sweeney in North Quincy, Massachusetts. All crew
members participated in the historic bombing.
This photo is the atomic bomb exploded over Nagasaki, Japan,
during World War II, was released by the Commission for Atomic
Energy and Ministry of Defense in Washington, DC, December 6,
1960. Bomb "Fat Man» («Fat Man») was 3.25 m long, 1.54 m in
diameter, its weight was 4.6 tons. Power of the explosion
reached about 20 kilotons of TNT.
Boom was installed on the site of the crash of the atomic bomb
at Nagasaki August 10, 1945