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Fri, 09 May 2008

Hiroshima Photos
I just saw this on a Conscientious Blog and expected destroyed buildings, damage, may be a few bodies but these photographs are very striking. They show humans, many of them. I normally do not re-post blog entries here but could not help it. Quoting Conscientious: "The Robert L. Capp collection at the Hoover Institution Archives contains ten never-before-published photographs illustrating the immediate aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing. These photographs, taken by an unknown Japanese photographer, were found in 1945 among rolls of undeveloped film in a cave outside Hiroshima by U.S. serviceman Robert L. Capp, who was attached to the occupation forces. Unlike most photos of the Hiroshima bombing, these dramatically convey the human as well as material destruction unleashed by the atomic bomb. Mr. Capp donated them to the Hoover Archives in 1998 with the provision that they not be reproduced until 2008.". The photos are posted here. .

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