On this day in 1945: Japan’s Hiroshima attacked by nuclear bomb

On this day 65 years ago a B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay drops “Little Boy” on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.  

Flight recorded the event in its 16 August issue suggesting that the “whole world was amazed. Nations which feel no apprehension of being involved in a war for as long ahead as can be estimated have nevertheless been struck with awe at the fearful possibilities laid before humanity by this new and terrible means of destruction”.

 

In an article further on in the issue Flight published a statement by Churchill on the History of the Evolution of the New Bomb



 

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