Category: atom bomb

“Kytoons” (kite balloons) used to obtain weather data for atomic tests in Nevada, 1952. Via @usnatarchives.

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July 16, 1945 – The Trinity test, the first ever detonation of an atomic bomb, took place in New Mexico as World War II raged across the globe

TODAY IN HISTORY: Nagasaki, Japan, before and after the nuclear devastation of August 9, 1945. (via)

TODAY IN HISTORY – Hiroshima, Japan, August 6, 1945. Behold the mushroom cloud over Hiroshima, minutes after the blast, as it was seen from Kaitaichi, part of present-day Kaita, six miles east of Hiroshima’s center.

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Hiroshima, Japan, before and after the atom bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945.

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Scenes from a devastated Hiroshima, Japan, after the atom bomb dropped on August 6, 1945.

ON THIS DAY: The Little Boy atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

A devastated Hiroshima, Japan after the atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945.