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Piano which survived Hiroshima blast to be played at peace concert

A piano which survived the Hiroshima blast in 1945 is set to take centre stage at a peace concert in New York. The instrument was in the Hiroshima home of Matsuba when United States aircraft dropped the first atomic bomb over the city on 6 August, 1945. Around 140,000 people were estimated

Double Atomic bomb survivor dies in Japan

Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the only person to have survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings during WWII, has died at the age of 93. Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on a business trip for his shipbuilding company on Aug. 6, 1945, when a U.S. B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on the city.

Hiroshima, 64 years ago

64 years ago today the world was changed forever when an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. The Big Picture has posted a series of photographs showing what occured that day. Nearly 70,000 people are believed to have been killed immediately, with possibly another 70,000 survivors dying of injuries and radiation

Nagasaki nuke pilot dies

Charles Donald Albury, the co-pilot of the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki has died of congestive heart failure, aged 88. During the Second World War, he helped fly the B-29 Bockscar that dropped the weapon on Aug. 9, 1945. He also witnessed the deployment of the first atomic

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