#Hiroshima honours 70th anniversary of the city’s atomic annihilation by the USA – an annotated infographic

A minute of silence this morning commemorated the 150,000 victims of the world’s first nuclear explosion targeted to kill civilians – the American attack on Japan’s Hiroshima, which took place 70 years ago today.

Uranium fission that provided the basis for the construction of a nuclear weapon was first described by German scientists in 1938. America was thus impelled to fast-track the development of the atomic bomb technology with the knowledge that the Germans had got a headstart.

E&T news reported on the Hiroshima 70th anniversary event earlier today.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

Kablammo!

Kablammo!

 

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