Haunting images have been released showing the immediate aftermath of the American atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima killed 140,000 people on 70 years ago, 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.
Hiroshima is best known as the first city in history to be targeted by anuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped ‘Little Boy’.
The first atomic bomb an atomic bomb on the city at 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, near the end of World War II. A second bomb ‘Fat Man,’ dropped over Nagasaki three days later, killed another 70,000..
On the morning of August 6, 1945, the course of history changed.
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum has preserved some of the shadows to live on as a reminder of what happened at the tail end of World War II.