Hiroshima, Japan, after the dropping of the atom bomb in August 1945. Artist: Unknown
Hiroshima, Japan, after the dropping of the atom bomb in August 1945. On 6 August 1945, a United States Air Force B-29 bomber, codenamed 'Enola Gay' dropped the first atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima. Some 80, 000 people were killed immediately and a further 60, 000 died later from radiation sickness and other after effects. The utter devastation of the city is clearly visible in this photograph. Credit: USAF.
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Bouncing bomb raid, artwork
Bouncing bomb raid. Computer artwork showing a Lancaster bomber dropping a bouncing bomb to destroy a German dam during World War II. The bouncing bomb was invented by the British engineer Barnes Wallis (1887-1979) and was designed to bounce across the surface of water in order to avoid obstacles such as torpedo nets (lower centre). These bombs were used on 17th May 1943 by No. 617 Squadron of the Royal Air Force (the Dam Busters) during 'Operation Chastise' to breach the Mohne and Eder Dams in Germany.
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Moscow, russia, march 29, 2010, president of russia dmitry medvedev (ja) lays flowers at lubyanka moscow metro station, the scene of today's suicide bombing, blasts rocked two stations on sokolnicheskaya line of the moscow underground during the rush hour killing 38 and injuring over 60 passengers
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