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  • MichelleMedenblik

FRAGMENTS | The Little Boy and the Fat Man

In August, 1945, on the orders of President Truman, the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The bomb on Hiroshima was called "Little Boy" while the bomb on Nagasaki was called "Fat Man". Both resulted in the unconditional surrender of the Japanese Empire.

Within a few months, the bombings caused the death of 250,000 civilians, most of whom were not involved in the fighting. About half of them died on the day of the bombings and the rest lost their lives from side effects that included burns and acute radiation syndrome.

Images: As a result of thermal radiation, the bombings left a permanent souvenir of nuclear shadows.

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