|Atomic Blast, Hiroshima|
I have split this post into two parts, because it's not a subject that I feel can or should be constrained by the size of a blog posting. The second part will be posted tomorrow.
|Replica Atomic Bomb, Hiroshima|
What we discovered was an amazing city, with great places to eat and drink, and friendly and welcoming locals. In the downtown area, you would have no idea that anything bad had happened here.
|The red bomb blast over Hiroshima|
|Hiroshima survivors, 2.2 miles away|
|Clothes and photos of survivors, Hiroshima|
It isn't a new dilemma in warfare, and it is one we are still facing as we battle against terrorism and the likes of Daesh. It is the kind of decision that is easy to criticise, but must be unbelievably hard to take, and to live with afterwards.
|The order to drop the A-bomb, Hiroshima|
|Black rain on a wall, Hiroshima|
|Turned to dust, Hiroshoma|
That very soot and dust, that was now radioactive, was carried into the air, mixed with water vapour, and fell back to earth, covering a much greater area with black, or acid, rain.
|Fused glass bottles, Hiroshima|
The heat was also visible in the photo of the water tap, the shadow of which was imprinted onto the wall next to it by the intensity of the heat and light.
|Imprinted shadow, Hiroshima|
|Fingernails that keep growing, Hiroshima|