Remembering Hiroshima/Nagasaki

VANISHED HIROSHIMA - this composite picture assembled from photos taken in October 1945. It is very long, so you will have to scroll to the right to see the whole thing. All this was the result of one bomb, a bomb now considered 'too small' to be included in modern disarmament treaty negotiations.
THE MUSHROOM CLOUD - taken about one hour after the drop. This photo was taken from an altitude of about 29,520 feet (9000 M) and a distance of about 50 miles (80 km) from the hypocenter. It was taken by one of the three U.S. bombers that took part in the A-bomb mission. (August 6, 1945. Photo - U.S. Army)

Here is a one page compilation of some of the heat damage results from the bomb blast at Hiroshima. (.pdf format) This includes two of the famous 'shadow' pictures from the bombing - where only the shadow remained, of the person who had been there when the bomb detonated.


There are many places you can go to find out more about what happened that day. These few here serve as a reminder why every year we commemorate these two days in August 1945.

Flyer announcing the August 5 2007 commemoration, La Crosse WI USA

Program for the event

Compiled two years ago: a brief summary of the nuclear age, 60 years on

And, finally, a graphic representation from 22 years ago, of the world's arsenals, only 40 years into the atomic age - this is why we continue to remember this so carefully. The danger is by no means 'over.'

This page,, created August 3 2007.