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The Empire’s atomic salvation

75 years ago, Japan was saved by the Bomb

8 August 2020

9:00 AM

8 August 2020

9:00 AM

The atomic bombings of Japan, which occurred 75 years ago this week, stunned and horrified the world.

The first blast, which obliterated Hiroshima on 6 August, 1945, killed more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians. The second attack, which targeted Nagasaki on 9 August, killed another 80,000.

Most victims died in the immediate detonations and resulting firestorm; many additional thousands were burned or succumbed later from exposure to fallout.

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