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A Noiseless Flash Summary and Analysis

On August 6, 1945, at 8:15 AM local time an atomic bomb detonated over the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Estimates suggest that over 100,000 people died, tens of thousands were never recovered. Roughly ¾ of the people died within hours, most of the remainder within days or weeks. Approximately 40,000 people were injured. Nearly 80% of the city's 90,000 houses were destroyed; the heat at the point of explosion was estimated to be 6,000 C. The explosion was followed by a second atomic detonation at Nagasaki, Japan. Together, they effectively ended World War II.

An atomic bomb was detonated over Hiroshima, Japan, in the morning of an early August day in 1945. Thousands of people were instantly killed, and tens of thousands were maimed. Toshiko Sasaki, Dr. Masakazu Fujii, Hatsuyo Nakamura, Father Wilhelm Kleinsorge, Dr. Terufumi Sasaki and Reverend Kiyoshi Tanimoto were among those who experienced the...

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