August 7, 2010

Hiroshima close up three hours after the bomb_34c10.jpg
(Hiroshima - Three Hours After the blast - the lucky ones went first)

Sixty-five years ago to the day, the world changed. With the Atomic Bomb attack on Hiroshima, it stopped being a conventional world and became a terrifying new one, a world where obliteration could be had in a matter of seconds.

The initial reports were hazy, not sure what exactly had happened, not really clear what kind of bomb this thing was. All they knew was Hiroshima was a vast pile of smoking ruins. The true extent of the damage wouldn't be known for weeks or even decades later.

This report came shortly after the B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay had returned to base, the crew still stunned at what had happened.

And before the damage could be assessed another one was dropped three days later on Nagasaki.

No turning back. The box was opened.

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


We are currently migrating to Disqus

On May 14, 2022, we started migrating our comments from Insticator back to Disqus. During this transition period, some posts will have Insticator and some Disqus. For more information on the transition, as well as information regarding old C&L accounts, please see this post.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.