Tag Archives: World War Two

V-J Day: “Everybody’s Happy in Times Square”

Weegee, [Celebrating the end of World War Two in Times Square, New York], August 14, 1945 (15627.1993) Weegee, [Celebrating the end of World War Two in Times Square, New York], August 14, 1945 (2095.1993) Weegee, Everybody’s Happy, New York, August … Continue reading

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“…the power of the atom bomb is beyond belief…”

Yosuke Yamahata (1917-1966), [Dazed boy, his face cut by glass, standing with his injured mother holding rationed rice balls, following the atomic bombing of Nagasaki], 1945 (1387.2005) Yosuke Yamahata, [Around 6:00 a.m., 1500 meters from epicenter of blast, men carry … Continue reading

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Hiroshima: “Intense heat”

Unidentified Photographer, [Severely damaged printing presses, Chugoku Shimbun Building, Hiroshima], October 28, 1945 (2006.1.357) Building 50: Chugoku Shimbun Building. 5I, GZ3000. First story of reinforced concrete Building 50. Shows newspaper printing press severely damaged by fire which gutted building. Hiroshima: … Continue reading

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Hiroshima: “Devastated by blast and fire”

Unidentified Photographer, [Burned-over landscape north of ground zero in the vicinity of Hiroshima Castle], October 31, 1945 (2006.1.278) 4H, GZ3200. Looking southeast from Hiroshima Castle. Shows group of unburned blast-destroyed, combustible buildings 3,200 feet northeast from GZ (3,700 feet from … Continue reading

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Hiroshima: “a blinding flash and the overpowering heat and wind”

Yoshito Matsushige, [Dazed survivors huddle together in the street ten minutes after the atomic bomb was dropped on their city, Hiroshima], August 6, 1945 (1464.2005) Yoshito Matsushige, [Dazed survivors huddle together in the street ten minutes after the atomic bomb … Continue reading

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The United States Strategic Bombing Survey: Physical Damage Division

United States Government, The United States Strategic Bombing Survey: Physical Damage Division, The Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, Volume I, May 1947, p.42 (2011.23.1) United States Government, The United States Strategic Bombing Survey: Physical Damage Division, The … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum at Ground Zero

At 0816 hours 6 August 1945, one of three B-29s over Hiroshima dropped the first atomic bomb ever used for military purposes. An eyewitness who was 2% miles west of the city stated: “I saw a single enemy airplane flying … Continue reading

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