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A young child dazed holding a rice ball from the rescue party A child scarred across her face burned by the fires of Hiroshima She stands next to her mother not knowing what is going on As she looks around she sees black men and women sleeping silently on the ground The only things she can hear are the cries of pain from the injured Little by little the cries die down And the little child asks her mother why 813 AM on August 6 1945 a bright yellow-white flash of light shined for a radius of 180 miles A huge mushroom cloud had arisen high into the sky In an instant 71000 people and a whole city were figments of the past On July 16 1945 Harry S Truman received news that the nuclear bomb test which had been tested in the New Mexico desert was a success He received the news in Potsdam near Berlin attending a summit with Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin They were discussing Soviet intervention against Japan On July 30 1945 Truman gave the okay to drop the bomb on Japan This decision came after Japan had refused to recognize the Potsdam Declaration which warned Japan to surrender or experience prompt and utter destruction August 6 1945 is a day the Japanese will never forget This is the day the worlds first atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima The bomb fell from an airplane named the Enola Gay at 815 am and exploded 43 seconds later at 1900 ft above the city The results were devastating The intense heat generated from the bomb ranged from 7200 to 1000 degrees fahrenheit Thousands were instantly killed vaporized from the searing heat Others were terribly disfigured with limbs melted from their bodies and skin peeling off in large strips The intense heat melted the eyeballs of some who had stared in wonder at the blast Big
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