The Bombing Of Hiroshima
Hiroshima is a city in Japan, during WWII, the atomic bomb was used to help end the war. If the bomb wouldn't have been dropped, the U.S. would have had to invade Japan. Dropping the bomb helped to save many lives, even though an estimated 70,000 died instantly, and even more died due to radiation poisoning. If we would have had to invade Japan, the death count would have been in the hundreds of thousands.
The cloud of smoke and dust created by detonation
The city of HIroshima, completely leveled
View of City From Above
Another view of the city
August 6th, 1945; 8:15 A.M. Japanese Time
The bomb is dropped. 45 seconds later, it detonates, 1,900 ft above Hiroshima. Thousands died instantly, and many more later on. Many people have either radiation poisoning or burns from the extreme heats of the explosion.
Hiroshima Atomic Bomb (1945)