Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

During the Second World War, August 6, 1945 at 8:15 am US bomber B-29 "Enola Gay" was dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. About 140 000 people were killed in the blast and died in the following months. Three days later, when the United States dropped another atomic bomb on Nagasaki, about 80 000 people were killed.

August 15, Japan surrendered, putting an end to this World War II. To date, this bombardment of Hiroshima and Nagasaki remains the only case of the use of nuclear weapons in the history of mankind.

The US government has decided to drop bombs, believing that this will accelerate the end of the war and there is no need for conducting long bloody battles on the main island of Japan. Japan tried hard to control the two islands of Iwo Jima and Okinawa as the Allies approached.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

These watches have been found among the ruins, we stopped at 8.15 am August 6, 1945 - the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

Flying Fortress "Enola Gay" landing August 6, 1945 based on the island of Tinian after the Hiroshima bombing.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

In this photo, which was published in 1960 by the US government, embodied the atomic bomb "Little Boy" (Little Boy), which is August 6, 1945 was dropped on Hiroshima. The size of the bomb 73 cm in diameter, 3, 2 m in length. She weighed 4 tons, and the power of the explosion reached 20 000 tonnes of TNT.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

In this photo provided by the US Air Force, ¬- core team B-29 bomber "Enola Gay" which was dropped on Hiroshima atomic bomb "Little Boy" August 6, 1945. The pilot Colonel Paul W. Taybbets stands in the middle. Picture taken in the Marianas. This was the first use of nuclear weapons during the war in the history of mankind.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

Smoke rises 20,000 feet above Hiroshima August 6, 1945 after being on it the atomic bomb was dropped during hostilities.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

In this photo taken August 6, 1945 from Yoshiura located on the other side of the mountains to the north of Hiroshima, seen smoke rising after the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. The picture was taken by the Australian engineer from Kure, Japan. Stains left on the negative radiation, nearly destroyed the picture.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

Survivors of the atomic bomb was first used in warfare August 6, 1945, awaiting medical care in Hiroshima, Japan. The blast at the same time 60 000 people were killed and tens of thousands died later as a result of irradiation.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

August 6, 1945. In the photo: the survivors of Hiroshima military doctors first aid shortly after Japan atomic bomb was dropped, applied in warfare for the first time in history.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

When the atomic bomb August 6, 1945, only ruins remain of Hiroshima. Nuclear weapons have been used in order to expedite the surrender of Japan and the world war, which US President Harry Truman had been ordered to use nuclear weapons capacity of 20,000 tons of TNT. Japan's capitulation took place August 14, 1945.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

August 7, 1945, the day after the explosion of the atomic bomb, smoke spreading over the ruins of Hiroshima, Japan.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

President Harry Truman (on the left side) at his desk in the White House next to the Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson after returning from the Potsdam Conference. They discuss the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

The skeleton of the building in the ruins of August 8, 1945, Hiroshima.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

The survivors of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in the ruins of the people, against the backdrop of a raging fire in the background, August 9, 1945.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

The crew B-29 bomber "The Great Artiste", that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, surrounded by Major Charles W. Sweeney in North Quincy, Massachusetts. All crew members participated in the historic bombing. From left to right: Sergeant R. Gallagher, Chicago; Staff Sergeant A. M. Spitzer, Bronx, New York; Captain S. D. Albury, Miami, Florida; Captain George F. Van Pelt Jr., Oak Hill, West Virginia..; Lieutenant FJ Olivo, Chicago.; Staff Sergeant EK Buckley, Lisbon, Ohio; Sergeant A. T. Degart, Plainview, Texas, and Sergeant John. D. Kuharek, Columbus, Nebraska.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

This photo atomic bomb exploded over Nagasaki, Japan, during the Second World War, was published by the Commission for Atomic Energy and the US Department of Defense in Washington on December 6, 1960. Bomb "Fatty" ( "Fat Man") has a length of 3 to 25 m, and a diameter of 1, 54 m, its weight was 4 to 6 tons. The power of the explosion reached about 20 kilotons of TNT.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

A huge column of smoke rising into the air after the explosion of the second atomic bomb in the port city of Nagasaki August 9, 1945. As a result of the explosion of the bomb dropped bomber Air Force US Army B-29 Bockscar, immediately killing more than 70,000 people, tens of thousands more died later as a result of irradiation.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

A huge mushroom cloud over Nagasaki, Japan, August 9, 1945, after a US bomber dropped an atomic bomb on the city. A nuclear explosion over Nagasaki came three days after the United States dropped the first in the history of the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

The boy bears on the back of his brother received burns, August 10, 1945 in Nagasaki, Japan. These photos have not been made public by the Japanese side, but after the war they were shown to the world's media UN staff.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

The boom has been installed at the crash site of the atomic bomb in Nagasaki, August 10, 1945. Most of the affected area is empty to this day, the trees were charred and mutilated, the reconstruction is almost not carried out.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

Japanese workers dismantled rubble in the affected area in Nagasaki, an industrial city located in the south-west of the island of Kyushu, after it was dropped the atomic bomb on 9 August. In the background is a chimney and a solitary building on the front - the ruins. The picture is taken from the archive of the Japanese news agency Domei.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

The mother and child trying to live on. The photo was taken August 10, 1945, the day after at the Nagasaki bomb was dropped.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

As can be seen in this photo, which was made by September 5, 1945, several concrete and steel buildings and bridges remained intact after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima during World War II.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

A month after the August 6, 1945 exploded the first atomic bomb, a journalist inspects the ruins of Hiroshima, Japan.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

The victim of the explosion of the first atomic bomb in the office of the first military hospital in Udzina in September 1945. Thermal radiation, formed as a result of the explosion, burned out on the back of the woman drawing with kimono fabric.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

The majority of the territory of Hiroshima was wiped out by a nuclear bomb. This is the first Aerophotographing after the explosion, made September 1, 1945.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

The area around the Sanyo-Shor-Kan (Trade Promotion Center) in Hiroshima turned into ruins, 100 meters after the explosion of the atomic bomb here in 1945.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

reporter standing among the ruins in front of the skeleton of the building, which was the city's theater, in Hiroshima September 8, 1945, a month after the first atomic bomb was dropped by the United States to speed up the surrender of Japan.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

Ruins and lonely frame of the building after the explosion of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima. Picture taken September 8, 1945.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

There are very few buildings were left in a devastated Hiroshima, a Japanese city that was razed to the ground by the explosion of the atomic bomb, as seen in this photo taken Sept. 8, 1945. (AP Photo)

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

September 8, 1945. People walk on the groomed trail among the ruins, formed after the explosion of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6 of that year.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

The Japanese discovered among the ruins of the wreckage of the children's tricycle in Nagasaki, September 17, 1945. Dropped on the city on August 9 nuclear bomb wiped out almost everything in a radius of 6 kilometers and took the lives of thousands of civilians.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

In this photo, which was provided by the Japan Association of photographers consequences of a nuclear explosion in Hiroshima (Association of the Photographers of the Atomic (Bomb) Destruction of Hiroshima), - the victim of an atomic explosion. The man is in quarantine at Ninoshima island in Hiroshima, Japan, at 9 kilometers from the epicenter of the explosion, a day after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

Tram (top center) and his passengers dead after a bomb over Nagasaki on 9 August. Photograph taken September 1, 1945.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

People pass by lying on the tram routes at the crossroads Kamiyyasho in Hiroshima some time later after the city atomic bomb was dropped.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

In this photo provided by the Japan Association of Photographers consequences of a nuclear explosion in Hiroshima (Association of the Photographers of the Atomic (Bomb) Destruction of Hiroshima), - bomb Victims, who are in the tent help center of the 2nd Military Hospital in Hiroshima, located on the banks of the river Ota in 1150 meters from the epicenter of the explosion, August 7, 1945. The photo was taken the day after the United States dropped on the city of the first atomic bomb in history.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

Street view Hachobori in Hiroshima soon after the Japanese city bomb was dropped.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

Catholic Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki, photographed September 13, 1945, was destroyed in the explosion of the atomic bomb.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

A Japanese soldier wanders among the ruins in search of recyclable materials in Nagasaki, September 13, 1945, just over a month after it exploded an atomic bomb over the city.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

The man with a loaded bike on the road cleared of the ruins of Nagasaki 13 September 1945, a month after the explosion of the atomic bomb.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

September 14, 1945, the Japanese are trying to pass on the street littered with the ruins on the outskirts of the city of Nagasaki, over which exploded a nuclear bomb.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

The area of ​​Nagasaki was once built up with industrial buildings and small houses. In the background can be seen the ruins of the factory Mitsubishi and concrete school building, located at the foot of the hill.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

The top image shows the bustling city of Nagasaki before the bombing, and the bottom - a wasteland after the explosion of the atomic bomb. Circles, measure the distance from the point of explosion.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

The Japanese family eats rice in a shack built from the rubble left in the place where once was their home in Nagasaki, September 14, 1945.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

These huts, photographed September 14, 1945, were built from the rubble of buildings that have been destroyed by the explosion of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

In the Ginza district of the city of Nagasaki, which is analogous to New York's Fifth Avenue, store owners, destroyed by the explosion of a nuclear bomb, selling their wares on the sidewalks, September 30, 1945.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

Sacred Torii gates at the entrance to the completely destroyed the Shinto shrine in Nagasaki in October 1945.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

The service in the Protestant Church Nagarekava after the atomic bomb destroyed the church in Hiroshima, 1945.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

A young man, who suffered a second after the explosion of the atomic bomb in Nagasaki.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

Major Thomas Ferebi left of Moskvilya Captain Kermit Bihan, right, from Houston, speaking at a hotel in Washington, DC, February 6, 1946. Ferebi is the man who dropped the bomb on Hiroshima, and his companion dropped the bomb on Nagasaki.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

The sailors of the US Navy in the ruins of Nagasaki, March 4, 1946.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

A view of the destroyed before the foundation of Hiroshima, Japan, April 1, 1946.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

Ikimi Kikkawa shows his keloid scars left after treatment of burns received during the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima at the end of the Second World War. Photo taken in the Red Cross hospital June 5, 1947.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

Akira Yamaguchi shows his scars after treatment of burns received during the explosion of a nuclear bomb in Hiroshima.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

Body Jinpa Teravama, the survivors of the explosion of the first atomic bomb in history, there were numerous scars from burns, Hiroshima, June 1947.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the fall of the atomic bomb

The pilot Colonel Paul W. Taybbets waving from the cockpit of his bomber on a base located on the island of Tinian, August 6, 1945, before the flight, the aim of which was to throw first in the history of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. The day before, Tibbets called flying fortress B-29 "Enola Gay" after his mother.