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Rare photo of atom bomb split cloud found in Hiroshima

Discussion in 'Atomic Bombs In the Pacific' started by PzJgr, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. PzJgr

    PzJgr Drill Instructor

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    [h=2]A rare image showing the mushroom cloud from the Hiroshima atomic bombing in two distinct parts, one above the other, has been discovered in the city.[/h]
    The black-and-white photograph is believed to have been taken about half-an-hour after the bombing on August 6, 1945, around six miles east of the hypocentre.

    "The existence of this shot was always known in history books, but this is the first time that the actual print has been discovered," said a curator at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

    "A shot showing the mushroom cloud split into two like this is very rare."

    The photo was found among articles related to the atomic bombing now owned by Honkawa Elementary School in Hiroshima city, she said.

    The best-known pictures of the aftermath of the bombing were taken from the air by the US military.

    Read More: Rare photo of atom bomb split cloud found in Hiroshima - Telegraph



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    Nice find there. I've never seen it before.
     
  3. PzJgr

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    Me neither....at least a photo from ground level. Imagine being that individual taking the photo. What was going through their mind?
     

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