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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: A Haunting Message Concerning the Survival of Humankind

  On August 6, 1945, three B-29 aircraft made their way over the Japanese port city of Hiroshima, dropping an atomic weapon named “Little Boy” that lethally claimed between 90,000 and 166,000 lives. Three days later, a second explosion codenamed “Fat … Continue reading

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Joe Rosenthal and Thomas Franklin: Two Photos with a Patriotic Subject

  As the United States and its allies advanced toward the eventual conquest of Japan during World War II, capturing the Pacific island of Iwo Jima stood as a critical aspect of overall strategy. Having conquered the Marianas Islands in … Continue reading

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