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Or, not really. I came across these incredibly images at FFF today though, from a Wired article which in turn dug them up circa the 63-year ‘commemoration’ of the detonation of the very first atomic bomb.
Aug. 9, 1945
The exact moment of detonation at Nagasaki is captured in this remarkable photograph. Notice the three people in the foreground, as yet unaware that anything has happened. The destruction of Nagasaki followed that of Hiroshima by three days and compelled Japan to surrender, ending World War II.
Especially interesting in that I’d spent the last week researching for an article on Iran’s possible nuclear armament (not to start on the utter ludicrousness of the US telling any country to nuclear disarm, but…) . It’s very easy to forget what nuclear actually meant, though.
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