Stonehenge Lit From Above

Stonehenge lit from above

This beautiful image, taken by Harold Edgerton in 1944, was part of an Allied experiment exploring nocturnal reconnaissance photography.

08.06.2010Tagged with:    

Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Survivor of 2 Atomic Blasts, Dies at 93

Tsutomu Yamaguchi was a witness to both of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in August, 1945, and not only survived, but lived into his nineties.

Mr. Yamaguchi, as a 29-year-old engineer for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, was in Hiroshima on a business trip when the United States dropped the first atomic bomb on the morning of Aug. 6, 1945. He was getting off a streetcar when the so-called Little Boy device detonated above the city.

Mr. Yamaguchi said he was less than two miles away from ground zero that day. His eardrums were ruptured, and his upper torso was burned by the blast, which destroyed most of the city’s buildings and killed 80,000 people.

Mr. Yamaguchi spent the night in a Hiroshima bomb shelter and returned to Nagasaki, his hometown, the following day, according to interviews he gave over the years. The second bomb, known as Fat Man, was dropped on Nagasaki on Aug. 9, killing 70,000 people.

01.08.2010Tagged with: