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    • Sarah Gregor

      The nuclear explosion over Nagasaki, known as the Fat Man mushroom cloud, on August 9th, 1945. The US bombing of Japan, in the final stages of World War II, obliterated three city miles and killed 70,000 people immediately. At the time, news of the atomic bombing was heartily greeted in America and highly publicized with this image. Years later, however, documentaries and photographs were unearthed and the world was made aware of the human tragedy.

    • Glenda Miiller

      Any direct knowledge of any of this soon to be "ancient history"... The B-29 bomber Enola Gay dropped the uranium bomb Little Boy on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later the plutonium bomb Fat Man was used to bomb the Japanese city of Nagasaki. The two bombs killed approximately 150,000 people when they fell. On August 15, 1945, Japan officially surrendered, bringing an end to World War II. history-of-ww2-air

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    United States, August 1943. A young woman working in a Victory Garden during World War ll.

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