Raw, unedited, silent footage of the bombing of Nagasaki, August 9, 1945.

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+6 1. Ravez commented 8 years ago

I find nuclear explosions so beautiful and mesmerizing. I sometimes forget the awe and destruction they leave behind.

For a fun interpretation of a nuclear bombing, check out Stephen Colbert's rendition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDj4vde26oo
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-1 2. advweb commented 8 years ago

Dexter, is that you ?
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+9 3. ICdevil commented 8 years ago

Well... It was definitely "raw and silent" after that thing fell upon them.
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+9 4. Itsme78 commented 8 years ago

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Beautiful and mesmerizing? Fun interpretation?.


have serious troubles with the funny in this link and the beautiful mesmerizing part


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Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki; roughly half of the deaths in each city occurred on the first day. During the following months, large numbers died from the effect of burns, radiation sickness, and other injuries, compounded by illness. In both cities, most of the dead were civilians,
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0 5. bndbnd commented 8 years ago

#4 well too bad. Well not like it's a good thing they dropped a bomb on poor people(which their homes were made out of wood and paper), but I kinda understand the move. First there was war(don't eat that garbage with Perl Harbor revenge) and second if I were a country possessing mass destruction weapons that were never used for their purpose and just in tests, well you kinda get where I am going now.
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+10 6. ughlah commented 8 years ago

Don't forget this bomb ended a war and was one of the few reasons there wasn't any major war between the big states ever since.

Shame it had to be this way though.
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+11 7. krillemaster commented 8 years ago

disgusting.....

It's a bit ironic how the country that is most afraid of other countries having nukes, is the only fucking country to ever used it on another country....TWICE
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+5 8. Thanny commented 8 years ago

#6 Yes, it was crucial in ending WWII in the Pacific. But I have yet to see a convincing argument that they needed to be dropped on inhabited cities to do it. Telling the Japanese, "Go here on this date at this time," then dropping the bomb on an empty desert somewhere, would have sent the message quite clearly.
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+4 9. beerholder commented 8 years ago

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+2 10. ughlah commented 8 years ago

Don't even try to understand what is going on in people.

On the 28.06.1914 WW1 started with the murder of the austrian prince was murdered. What only very few people know that on the 28.06.1389 the leader of another empire was murdered by a serbian, Murad I, sultan of the Osman Empire.

It is all about the propaganda. People remembered for 500 years and another 100 years later muslimic Bosnians were killed in Srebrenica, because of their "deceipt" 600 years earlier, when you could save yourself by changing your belief.

In America during the 3 years of war there was quite a bit of hatred built up against the japanese, that as hard as this may sound it needed such a disaster to make people forget - Not the event of Pearl Harbour, but the propaganda the media had made out of it.
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-1 11. mwak commented 8 years ago

How can you repay your soul back after pushing the button and seeing this.
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-3 12. isitmeor commented 8 years ago

#6 That's a myth to reduce the guilt. This war was ended by the russians too and not the fierce atomic bomb. The Japanese high command had already taken the decision to surrender to the Americans when the news of the atomic bombing reached them and they had taken that decision when they got the information that USSR forces were shifting towards the eastern front (pacific).
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0 13. sunnydaze4me commented 8 years ago

After the tens of thousands of Chinese civilians that were raped, tortured, mutilated and beheaded by the Imperial Japanese Army, and the huge loss of life by the US military and its Allies, I feel no remorse over the dropping of the bombs. That alone ended the war in the Pacific. The Japanese Emperor refused to surrender even after the first bomb was dropped.
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-3 14. MrYodo commented 8 years ago

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Not quite right. Japan had already surrendered when they dropped the bombs. So in other words, they dropped the bombs on a country that they were not in war with, and mostly on civilians.
Though the reason they did it was because of Pearl Harbor, you could argue wether thats right or wrong. I still find this too fucking disgusting.
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+4 15. sunnydaze4me commented 8 years ago

#14 Revisionist history like you spout is proved false by the facts.
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-3 16. imagic commented 8 years ago

i alway's wonder why a lot of americans don't have a problem with all those civilians murdered bij their 2 bombs while they want to mess up the whole world after a few people died in some towers.

both events where disguisting, the bombing still is the worst of the 2.
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+7 17. sux2bu commented 8 years ago

I see no difference between dropping the bombs on Japan to help end the war in the Pacific , and the English fire bombing cities in Germany to kill civilians , or the Germans bombing London,Liverpool and other English civilian targets. All of them caused hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths and injuries.
If Hitler had been able to complete his work on an atomic weapon , or if Stalin had one,they would have used them to conquer all of Europe.

Here are the figures for civilian deaths in WW2:

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/civilian_casualties_of_world_war.htm
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-4 18. imagic commented 8 years ago

hey, there is my favourite american again >:)

all those casualties of you where done over a longer period of time, not just with 1 weapon. who tells us the us will not use it again ? you probably will one day.

all the other killigs are bad, damn, évery kill is bad ( well for someone it is i guess )

and if stalin or hitler had one they indeed would become as bad as the us back then.

( by the way, why is that site referring to the Netherlands as Holland ? in cases as this it would be more correct to use the right name of a country, makes the whole thing doubtable ( and yes i know they are quite accurate ) )
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0 19. huldu commented 8 years ago

#6 Nice way to justify "winning". So if Hitler would have won world war two, according to you, what he did to the poor Jews would have been perfectly justified?
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+10 20. glassweaver commented 8 years ago

#12 #14 - You're right, but you're only telling half the truth, thus painting an untrue picture.

Japan was trying to surrender thought the Soviets, but with their own conditions. They had been trying this for quite some time, and we knew it since we had cracked their code. The conditions were that they keep for example Korea, Taiwan and many other places they occupied "before the war", i.e. before they attacked the US or the Soviets.

The conditions were unacceptable , for obvious reasons. "Ok, we loose, but only if we get to keep everything, the army, the land, and can get away with starting all this without consequences?" Yeahhhh, no.

We demanded unconditional surrender. They refused. We dropped Little Boy on then. We then gave them 3 days before dumping 'Fat Man' on them. It was that night on August 9th that they began the process of unconditional surrender. They could have done this on the night of August 6th when we dropped the first one, but deliberatley chose not to.

Those are the facts. Interpret them as you will.
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+2 21. fjwjr commented 8 years ago

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0 22. LightAng3l commented 8 years ago

Well... If I where to chose how to die.... I would chose a nuke.
BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN! :O Swoooossshhhh and I'm just an atomic shadow.
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-2 23. imagic commented 8 years ago

#21,, what an irritating man to watch
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-3 24. martynbiker commented 8 years ago

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All killing of other humans is unnatural and wrong. But this, this is just PURE FUCKING EVIL.
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-2 25. BennyMG commented 8 years ago

Look at around 10:24 it looks like a face in the cloud, not the "mushroom head" but the "stem" I replayed that part a few times and it actually looks like a weird looking face.
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+3 26. braveheart2052 commented 8 years ago

#11. I just think about the people in pearl harbor while the japs were in Washington dc talking peace ! if nobody wanted to drop it call me I`ll do it ! I lost uncles in pearl !
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+1 27. arakawa commented 8 years ago

Looks like some people mistake history and war with modern games.
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+3 28. fjwjr commented 8 years ago

#23 That may be, but it doesn't change the facts of history.
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-1 29. imagic commented 8 years ago

#23 and the facts of history still mean that the US back then mass murdered a lot of civilians, placing themselves in the same spot as the nazi's and japanese of that time.
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+2 30. fjwjr commented 8 years ago

#29 Because you'd be able to feel much better about yourself if you were not here since your family was one of the tens of millions more killed by the Japanese and Germans because the Americans did nothing.......?
Good thing the world isn't run with that kind of "logic".