The nuclear bombing of the City of Nagasaki

August 9th, 1945

This is the classic photograph of the plutonium atom bomb, called “Fat Man”, that was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945.  The death toll from this one atomic bomb – including heat, blast, and radiation – by the end of 1945 has been estimated at approximately 80,000 people.  The plutonium device mirrored the first atomic bomb, called “The Gadget”, that was detonated at Trinity Site, New Mexico on July 16, 1945.  A uranium atom bomb, called “Little Boy”, was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945.

The three-pack bomb program was code-named “S-1”.

August 7, 1945

August 7th, 1945

Hiroshima bombing recreation video.

August 6, 1945

August 6th, 1945

(Free speech may be found here – if it makes you feel uncomfortable explain to me how this “nuclear” thing really happened and why the bomb was not finished in time to be dropped on Germany, on Berlin so we would never have had a “cold war” and all that waste of money.)

Posted 8/8/2010