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  • MichelleMedenblik

FRAGMENTS | The Little Boy and the Fat Man

In August 1945, following the orders of President Truman, the United States carried out the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The bomb used in Hiroshima was named "Little Boy," while the bomb used in Nagasaki was known as "Fat Man." These devastating acts ultimately led to the unconditional surrender of the Japanese Empire.

In the aftermath of the bombings, approximately 250,000 civilians lost their lives within a few months, with the majority being non-combatants. Around half of these casualties occurred on the very day of the bombings, while the remainder succumbed to the effects of burns and acute radiation syndrome.

Images: As a result of thermal radiation, the bombings left a lasting imprint in the form of nuclear shadows.

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