Little Boy

hir04.jpgis the nickname of the atomic bomb the B-29 Enola Gay bomber dropped on August 6, 1945 on Hiroshima. It killed about 140,000 people instantly and within the first year, almost all of them civilians. The death toll rose to over 250,000 victims due to radiation-induced illness.

The watch to the right stopped at the moment of the attack.

Some links:

The Manhattan Project

Photographs and eyewitness accounts

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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2007 Hiroshima Peace Declaration

The Victims — Hibakusha

Sadako and the 1000 Paper Cranes


Please watch the animated film Grave of the Fireflies directed by Isao Takahata for Studio Ghibli, about the firebombing of Kobe in March of 1945. It is the most powerful anti-war movie I know.
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2 Responses to Little Boy

  1. artnexus says:

    I bet it was sad. What’s even more disturbing tho’ is this administration’s push for new nuclear warheads. They argue that the existing stockpile is getting old; a claim questioned by many experts. The largest arsenal of WMD’s is to be found right here.

  2. zoe says:

    “White Light, Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki”
    HBO documentary I saw last night very sad .. and disturbing .. its available on DVD.
    http://www.hbo.com/docs/programs/whitelightblackrain/index.html

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