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Hirosima 6.8. 1945

On August 1945 first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Then on August 1945 - Second Atomic Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.

Japan, Nagasaki, 1945.  In the photo, the boy stands erect, having done his duty by bringing his dead brother to a cremation ground. Standing at attention was an obvious military influence. Looking at the boy who carries his younger sibling on his back, keeps a stiff upper lip, tries so hard to be brave is heart-breaking. He has epitomized the spirit of a defeated nation.

Real-life Grave of the Fireflies: Stoic Japanese orphan, standing at attention having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, Nagasaki, by American photographer, Joe O’Donnell 1945 (One of the many sad things about war.

The graves of a husband and wife, one Protestant and the other Catholic, connected above a wall that divides a religiously segregated graveyard.

Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, who were not allowed to be buried together. Roermond, NL, 1888 Kind of pathetic and sweet. They should have purchased grave lots at a municipal cemetery.

Werfel, una niña huérfana de 6 años de Austria sólo se ha dado su primer par de zapatos nuevos por la Cruz Roja Americana, 1946.

Austrian boy receiving new shoes after WWII. "New Shoes" by Gerald Waller, Austria Six year-old Werfel, living in an orphanage in Austria, hugs a new pair of shoes given to him by the American Red Cross. This photo was published by Life magazine.

The day Hiroshima was reduced to dust. A rare photograph taken at the exact moment of detonation by a local In the image, Yoshito Matsushige had just overcome a kilometer zero point where the Hiroshima bomb was released at exactly 8:15 that morning of August, when he saw a bright Flash in the sky and felt the first wave of impact. Immediately, he looked up and saw a huge mushroom of smoke and heat skyrocketing.

Hiroshima, 6th August 1945

"Little Boy" was the codename for the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 1945 by the Boeing Superfortress Enola Gay. It was the first atomic bomb to be used as a weapon. *Photo by Yoshito Matsushige from miles away.

There are so many photos like this that emerged during WWI. Imagery such as this is significant because these soldiers evoke a sense of carefree-ness. There was something to be said about sending your husband off to war; there was something romantic about it. I believe this perspective still exists today considering how many 'Army Wives' speak out and share their story in the media.

19 Kisses Captured At The Perfect Moment: Marlene Dietrich kisses a GI as he arrives home from World War II in this is just a heart warming beautiful photo.

This is why I say history is so important to know. To appreciate what we have, we have to know where we've been.

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Foto na História: A cegueira pela bomba atômica

Hibakusha: That's what survivors of the nuclear bomb are called. The photo is "blind girl' taken in Hiroshima in 1963 by Christer Strömholm. Eyes that have seen a nuclear blast, brighter than a thousand suns. This girl had a hard life.

dramatic and chilling photograph of a hydrogen bomb detonation, great shot

dramatic and chilling photograph of a hydrogen bomb .which is 100 times larger than an atomic bomb

1937. 6 Mai. 19h25. Lakehurst, New Jersey. Par Charles HOFF (New York Daily News). L'explosion du Hindenburg

The Hindenburg disaster, Lakehurst Naval Air Station, adjacent to the borough of Lakehurst, New Jersey. May 1937 by Sam Shere