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The Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima which commemorates the 1945 dropping of the first

The Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima which commemorates the 1945 dropping of the first


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The Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima which commemorates the 1945 dropping of the first

The Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima which commemorates the 1945 dropping of the first atomic bomb.. The bomb known as " Little Boy" exploded with the force of thirteen kilotons. At the time of the bombing, Hiroshima was home to 280, 000-290, 000 civilians as well as 43, 000 soldiers. Between 90, 000 and 166, 000 people are believed to have died from the bomb in the four-month period following the explosion. 1st December 1974

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This powerful print captures the solemn beauty of The Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, a place that stands as a poignant reminder of the devastating events that unfolded on August 6,1945. Known as "Little Boy" the first atomic bomb was dropped with unimaginable force, releasing thirteen kilotons of destruction upon this once vibrant city. Inhabitants included approximately 280,000 to 290,000 civilians and 43,000 soldiers at the time. Between December 1st, 1974 and now preserved for eternity in this photograph from Memory Lane Prints lies an indescribable tragedy. It is estimated that between 90,000 and 166,000 lives were lost within four months following the explosion. This park serves as a memorial to honor their memory. As we gaze upon this image captured during the early years of its existence - adorned with birds gracefully soaring above remnants of ruins - we are reminded not only of war's destructive power but also humanity's resilience and capacity for healing. The presence of pigeons symbolizes peace amidst chaos; they serve as messengers carrying hope across generations. Let us reflect on this significant moment in history when nuclear weapons forever altered our world. May it inspire us to strive for lasting peace and ensure such devastation never befalls humanity again.

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