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Description of  Aug. 9, 1945: A massive column of billowing smoke, thousands of feet high, mushrooms over the city of Nagasaki, Japan, after an atomic bomb was dropped by the United States. A B-29 plane delivered the blast killing approximately 70,000 people, with thousands dying later of radiation effects. The attack came three days after the U.S. dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The attacks brought about Japan's unconditional surrender. (AP ...

A massive column of billowing smoke, thousands of feet high, mushrooms over Nagasaki, Japan, after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Aug. just three days after the U. dropped a bomb on the neighboring city of Hiroshima.

The CAUSE of the bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan: After the Japanese bombing on Pearl Harbor in the United States in 1945, the US seek vengeance on Japan; and thus, they decide to test out their first nuclear bombs on major cities of Japan. Above is an image of models of the two bombs dropped.

Fat Man & Little Boy: Bombs dropped on Nagasaki & Hiroshima, Japan which resulted in massive destruction surrender of the Japanese during WWII. From the Atomic Heritage Foundation.

On August 9, 1945, the mushroom cloud of the second atomic bomb ever used in warfare rose over Nagasaki, Japan.

America crimes On August the mushroom cloud of the second atomic bomb ever used in warfare rose over Nagasaki, Japan.

Atomic mushroom - A look back: 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Pictures - CBS News

A look back: The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Atomic mushroom - A look back: anniversary of the atomic bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Pictures - CBS News

Wayne F. Miller Hiroshima, Japan, 1945

Hiroshima, Japan --- A tree stripped of its leaves stands amid rubble and the shells of buildings after the atomic blast that destroyed Hiroshima on August 1945

A recently declassified document reveals that a 1961 Air Force B-52 crash came incredibly close to detonating hydrogen bombs over North Caro...

Dropping of atomic bomb on Hiroshima the biggest single turning point in modern history, says new research The Nuclear annihilation in Japan killed an estimated to people in the two cities and represent the only use of nuclear weapons in war to date

Aerial view of Hiroshima on September 5, 1945, after the atomic bomb was dropped on August 6.

September Aerial view of Hiroshima after the atomic bomb was dropped on August Photograph: Max Desfor/AP

Not originally published in LIFE. Neighborhood reduced to rubble by atomic bomb blast, Hiroshima, 1945.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Photos From the Ruins

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Photos From the Ruins - Neighborhood reduced to rubble by atomic bomb blast, Hiroshima,

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