How the world will remember the 50th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Posted On July 8, 2021
NAMELAND, Japan — The story of Hiroshima is still raw in many people’s memories.
But, like a long-dead loved one, the survivors are getting closer and closer to the truth.
And the next 100 years of the war may be about to start a new chapter in Japanese history.
That’s because, after nearly 40 years of war, Japan will mark its 50th birthday on Wednesday with the start of the 100th anniversary celebration.
Hiroshima, a city of more than 100,000 people, was hit by a hydrogen bomb dropped by the U.S. military on March 11, 1945.
The city was obliterated, but the atomic bomb, which the U,S.
and its allies declared to be a hydrogen atom bomb, was far from being destroyed.
It was dropped on the city in the town of Nagasaki.
Thousands of people were killed and millions of other people were wounded.
The U.N. has classified the bomb as a weapon of mass destruction, and the U