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8/6/15

Japan - Genocide World War II : The moment Truman announced the bombing of Hiroshima

On August 6, 1945, US B-29 aircraft the Enola Gay unleashed unprecedented power when it dropped the world's first atomic bomb, "Little Boy" on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

Three days later, the US dropped a second nuclear bomb on the city of Nagasaki.

The bombings caused unrivalled destruction and killed at least 200,000 people.

Days later, Japan surrendered and World War II was over.

The bombings remain the only use of nuclear weapons for warfare in history.
An excerpt of former US president Harry Truman's announcement that the US had dropped an atomic bomb for the first time in history is shown in this video below (via Youtube). Click onm link below.

Read more: The moment Truman announced the bombing of Hiroshima - Al Jazeera English

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