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A "shadow" of a person killed in the blast in Hiroshima, August 1945. Permanently etched into stone steps when the atomic bomb detonated.

The "shadow" of a Hiroshima victim, permanently etched into stone steps, after the 1945 atomic bomb.

Vintage Photograph of a U.S. Radiation Dummy, 1961

Vintage Photograph of a U.S. Radiation Dummy, 1961

Friday 1 July 2016 marked the centenary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, the biggest conflict seen on the Western Front during World War I. Here are some of the most arresting photos fr...

The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

The Most Powerful Images Of World War I. Brigadier-General J. Campbell (on bridge) congratulates soldiers of the (North Midland) Division at Riqueval after their successful crossing of the St Quentin Canal.

Flash burn shakedowns

Atomic Shadows from Hiroshima and Nagasaki

These were made by the shadows thrown against a surface when the blinding flash of the atomic bomb shone on a person or object. The fella in this picture more than likely suffered horrendous burns/melting skin and died.

<b>Not published in LIFE.</b> Two women pay respects at a ruined cemetery, Nagasaki, 1945.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Photos From the Ruins

Not published in LIFE. Two women pay respects at a ruined cemetery, Nagasaki,

71 años de una de las fotos más devastadora del ataque nuclear a Hiroshima. Así se encuentra hoy

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71 años de una de las fotos más devastadora del ataque nuclear a Hiroshima. Así se encuentra hoy

August 6, 1945 – Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning

A few steel and concrete buildings and bridges are still intact in Hiroshima after the Japanese city was hit by an atomic bomb by the U., during World War II Sept.

In August 1945 atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, hastening the end of the Second World War and heralding the birth of the atomic age.

In August 1945 atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, hastening the end of the Second World War and heralding the birth of the atomic age.

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