Thursday, August 6, 2015

Rare photographs show the aftermath of Hiroshima after the atomic bomb

Haunting images have been released showing the immediate aftermath of the American atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima 70 years ago today.

Horrifically injured locals are pictured wandering along flattened streets strewn with corpses in the western Japanese city only hours after the nuclear bomb, nicknamed 'Little Boy', was dropped.

Radiation in the city was so intense that everybody pictured in the chilling images would have died of exposure poisoning in the weeks, months and years that followed the August 6, 1945 attack.

As Japan today commemorates the loss of 140,000 people killed in the initial blast, as well the countless numbers who died later, the incredibly rare images have now gone on display together for the first time at Scotland's Secret Bunker museum in a small town in Fife.

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