Nuclear Bomb Explodes
Japanese authorities issued a statement that several never before used bombs were dropped on them.
Thes USA later said that it was in fact one bomb that was later confirmed to have 60% of the Hiroshima. This 60% included all life. Humans and animals incinerated by the heat generated by the bomb. The date was August the 7th 1945.
A second nuclear bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9th with the same devastation.
Over the next four months a further estimated 146,000 people died in Hiroshima and up to 80,000 in Nagasaki.
For those reading this on a small screen, below is a transcript of the plaque on the notice pictured here.
United States Atomic Energy Commission
Dr Glenn I Seaboard, Chairman
Project Faultless January 19 1968
A nuclear detonation was conducted below this spot at a depth of 3,200 feet. The device, with a yield of less than one megaton, was detonated to determine the environmental and structural effects that might be expected should subsequent higher yield underground nuclear tests be conducted in this vicinity.
No excavation, drilling and or removal of materials is permitted without US government approval within a horizontal distance of 3,300 feet from the surface ground zero location (Nevada state co-ordinates N1.414.340 and E629.000 NYE County, Nevada). Any re-entry into US government drill holes within this horizontal restricted area is prohibited.
What this means to you
So twenty-three years on from the destruction of two Japanese cities, nuclear bombs were still being tested and no doubt advanced in their destructive capabilities.
We have recently seen that the threat of Nuclear War still exists with other nations achieving nuclear weapons construction and testing.
I long for a day when the world becomes united totally with all wealth and warring being unnecessary.
I know it cannot happen in my lifetime. But it needs to occur before we destroy ourselves completely.