Atomic Bomb

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A weapon of mass destruction powered by the fission of the nuclei of heavy atoms—e.g., plutonium-239 or uranium-235—which follows bombardment of the fuel with neutrons, resulting in a chain reaction and release of pressure, heat, light, and radiation
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I would like to conclude my address by offering my heartfelt prayers for the repose of the atomic bomb victims' souls and my best wishes for the future to the atomic bomb survivors and the bereaved families, and for the well-being of all participants today and the people of Nagasaki City.
The atomic bomb, the second dropped on Japan by the U.S.
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After the ceremony, Laurel and his group also visited the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, which documents the events surrounding the dropping of the atomic bomb on the city toward the end of World War II, and the horrific effects of radiation poisoning on the civilian population.
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In representing atomic bomb survivors, Taniguchi reiterated his call for nuclear abolition at the UN review conference for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 2010.
Sunao Tsuboi, the 91-year-old chairman of the Hiroshima branch of atomic bomb victims, "gripped Obama's hand and would not let go until he had spoken to him for some time," The New York Times reported.
"Seventy-one years ago, back in 1945, two atomic bombs were dropped.
TOP PHOTO: Genbaku Domu, commonly called the Atomic Bomb Dome, is part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, above (from left): Remnants of a tricycle and helmet exposed to nuclear detonation are on display at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
Edwards, an elementary teacher who has taught English in Japan, compiles 21 essays and interviews on the atomic bomb in Japanese film, particularly Gojira, Godzilla, Hiroshima, The Face of Another, Affairs Within Walls, Hadashi no Gen (Barefoot Gen), Black Rain, Ring, Children of Hiroshima, Women in the Mirror, The Face of Jizo, Chichi to kuraseba, Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms, NN-891102, Hibakusha, Hibakusha: Our Life to Live, and All That Remains.
This pilot flew both the first American bombing mission in the European Theater and the first dropping of an atomic bomb? For our readers who love nose-art, what were the names of the B-17 and B-29 flown on the two missions.