Hiroshima, Nagasaki World War 2 Atomic Bomb Attacks

68 year after nuclear attack on Hiroshima, Nagasaki

5:08 AM, 8th August 2013
Hiroshima and Nagasaki World War 2 Aattcks
Nuclear attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

SINGAPORE: 6 and 9 August marks the 68th anniversary of nuclear attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. People throughout the world remember the events that changed modern warfare forever, killing hundreds of thousands of people with two foul swipes. The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States during the final stages of World War II in 1945 were the two events in which nuclear weapons have been used in war.

This was the first ever nuclear weapon used and marked an important landmark in the history of science, but a start of destruction to mankind.


 

Nuclear attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The explosive power was equivalent to 18.6 kilotonne of trinitrotoluene (TNT). It grew to a height of more than 12 kilometre, boiling up in the shape of a mushroom. Forty seconds later, the blast of air from the bomb reached the observation bunkers, along with a long and deafening roar of sound.

The nuclear attack had a severe effect on the Japanese cities. About 39 per cent of the buildings were destroyed in Nagasaki. Highly penetrating radiation from the nuclear explosion had a heavy casualty effect. In the early stages of the explosion, temperatures of millions of degrees were produced. The light emitted was roughly ten times the brightness of the sun. During the explosion, various types of radiations such as gamma rays and alpha and beta particles were emitted. These radiation particles give the atomic bomb its greatest deadliness. They lasted for years in dangerous amounts. No significant repair or reconstruction was accomplished until months later.

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