Enthusiasms

Containing whatever I enthuse over

Hiroshima August 6th 1945

Posted by clissold345 on December 22, 2014

Apparently only five photos have survived from the day the bomb fell on Hiroshima, all by the same man — Yoshito Matsushige, a 32-year-old newspaper photographer. He was at home on the morning of August 6th 1945 (the bomb exploded at 8:15 a.m.), a little more than a mile and a half from ground zero. Later, he made his way into the city. One of the photos he took (shown here), around 11 a.m., was of badly burned junior high school students on the Miyuki Bridge. Police are attempting to treat their burns with cooking oil. What appears to be rags are, in many cases, skin hanging from arms and legs.

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