Seventy years ago this month the US dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The bomb, a “destroyer of worlds” burnt hotter than the sun. The largely civilian victims were instantly vaporised, and the fires that burnt afterwards incinerated thousands more. The death toll for the two cities rests conservatively at 250,000 people.
The after effects of radiation killed even more people through a long and torturous process. [Read more…]