65 years since the tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (28 photos)

This year marks 65 years since the day when the first in the history of the atomic bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, followed by another bomb destroyed the port city of Nagasaki.
Further details about this terrible event.

In this photo released by the US government in 1960, captured the layout of the atomic bomb "Little Boy» (Little Boy), which was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. The size of the bomb was 3, 2 m in length and 73 cm in diameter, weight - 4 tons, and the power of explosion reached 20 000 tons of TNT. (AP Photo)

August 6th, 1945 at 8:15 am during the Second World War, the US bomber B-29 "Enola Gay" dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. About 140 000 people were killed in the explosion and died in the following months. Three days later, about 80 000 people were killed when the United States dropped another atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Japan surrendered on August 15, marking the end of World War II. So far, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki remains the only case in the history of the use of nuclear weapons. The US government has decided to drop bombs believing that this will accelerate the end of the war and eliminate the need to conduct long bloody battle on the main island of Japan.

Watches, which were found among the ruins, stayed at 8.15 am on Aug. 6, 1945 - the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. (AP Photo / United Nations)

Flying Fortress "Enola Gay" landing on the base on the island of Tinian after the bombing of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. (AP Photo)

In this photo taken on the Mariana Islands and the provision of the US Air Force ground crew captured B-29 bomber "Enola Gay", which was dropped on Hiroshima atomic bomb "Little Boy" August 6, 1945. The pilot Colonel Paul W. Tibbets is located in the center. It was the first case in the history of the use of nuclear weapons during the war. (AP Photo / U.S. Air Force)


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