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The bombing of Hiroshima

Posted in Anniversary, Famous battles, World War 2 on Tuesday, 27 July 2010

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The atomic bomb was first used at Hiroshima

6 August marks the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. Developed in the United States during World War II, the atomic bomb, known as “Little Boy” was dropped from the Enola Gay at around 8.15 am local time, killing an estimated 70-80,000 people immediately. About as many again died over the following months from injuries and radiation sickness.

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