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Lesson Plan on Mass Casualties
and Making Decisions About War

Handout #1 -- Photographs of the Bombing, Damage and Injury


Some of the pictures set out below may be disturbing to sensitive children.
Damage to Buildings and Property



View of the Hypocenter
From web site entitled "Damages Caused By Atomic Bomb"



Hypocenter and Atomic Bomb Dome
U.S. Army/A-Bomb WWW Museum



Hiroshima Business Area
U.S. Army/A-Bomb WWW Museum



Pavement on the Aioi Bridge near hypocenter blown upward by the blast bouncing off the river
Photo by Toshio Kawamoto from City of Hiroshima Web Site



A building near the hypocenter
US Army photo from City of Hiroshima Web Site



Damage to a primary school
from "Photographs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki"



Atomic Shadows on a Bridge
from "Photographs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki"



Shadow of Leaf on a Telephone Pole
U.S. Army/A-Bomb WWW Museum



Shadow of Man on steps of bank; probably sitting there waiting for it to open; Flash was 1,000 to 2,000 degrees; his body absorbed the heat, sheltering stones he was sitting on from the effects of the flash;
from "Photographs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki"
Injury to People

Note: Some of these Pictures are Extremely Disturbing




Burn Victim/Photo by Masami Onuka
From City of Hiroshima Web Site



Burn Victim/Photo by Masami Onuka
From City of Hiroshima Web Site



Boy Exposed 1.5 miles from Hypocenter
U.S. Army/A-Bomb WWW Museum



Sister and brother who lost their hair two months after bombing;
After effects killed boy (smaller figure) in 1949 sister in 1965;
Photo by Toshikichi Kikuchi; from City of Hiroshima Web Site



Soldier just prior to death showing lost hair bleeding gums, and purpura from hemorrhaging beneath the skin
Photo by Gonichi Kimura; from "Photographs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki" also on City of Hiroshima Web Site



Burns in pattern of clothing
from "Photographs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki"



Group of Burn Victims
from "Photographs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki"



Incinerated
from "Photographs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki"



Keloid Scars on a Woman's Back
from "Photographs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki"





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