The Atomic Bomb Flashed Above Hiroshima



Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, southwestern Honshu,
Japan. Hiroshima has warm, humid summers with July temperatures. Hiroshima
caught the attention of the world when a U.S. plane dropped the first
atomic bomb on the City, destroying it on August 6,1945. The Atomic bomb
blast in 1945 obliterated three- fifths of the city within seconds and
killed about 75,000 people. At exactly fifteen minutes past eight in the
mourning, on August 6, 1945 Japanese time, at the moment when the atomic
bomb flashed above Hiroshima.
At the time of the blast:Mrs.Huts Nakamura, a tailors widow stood by
the window of her kitchen, watching a neighbor tearing down his house
because it laid ...

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had passed, mars.Nakamura started back with her children. They
reached home a little after two-thirty and she immediately turned on the
radio, which was broadcasting a fresh warning. She put the children in
their bedrolls on the floor, laid down herself at three o'clock, and fell
asleep at once. The siren jarred her awake at about seven o'clock, she
arose and hurried to the house of Mr.Nakamoto, the head of her neighborhood
Association and asked him what she should do. He told her to remain at home
unless an urgent warning. The Prefectural Government convinced, everyone in
Hiroshima that the city would be attacked. Their house was 1,350 yards or
three-quarters of a mile, from the center of the explosion. Timbers fell
around her as she landed and a shower of tiles also fell on her; everything
became dark and she became buried. She heard a child cry "Mother,help me!"
and she saw her youngest child, Mohawk the five year old buried up to her
chest and unable to move. As ...

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