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Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Photos From the Ruins, 1945

LIFE photographs -- resembling every war-battered panorama from Verdun to Vietnam -- made in September, 1945, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
gorekun • 1 year ago

Bust in front of destroyed cathedral two miles from the atomic bomb detonation site, Nagasaki, Japan, 1945

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Julius Robert Oppenheimer (Apr 22, 1904 – Feb 18, 1967) Theoretical Physicist and Professor of Physics at University of California, Berkeley. With Enrico Fermi, he is called "Father of the Atomic Bomb" for his role in the Manhattan Project, World War II Project that developed the first nuclear weapons. First atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945, Trinity test in New Mexico; He remarked later that it brought to mind words from Bhagavad Gita: "Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."

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Sitting in the ruins of Hiroshima, Dec 1945