AP posts Hiroshima archive
August 4, 2015 6:16 AM Subscribe
AP WAS THERE: US drops atomic bombs on Japan in 1945 By The Associated Press Aug. 3, 2015 4:06 AM EDT. WASHINGTON, AUG. 6. — An atomic bomb, hailed as the most terrible destructive force in history and as the greatest achievement of organized science, has been loosed upon Japan. President (Harry) Truman disclosed in a White House statement at 11 a.m. Eastern War Time, today that the first use of the bomb — containing more power than 20,000 tons of TNT and producing more than 2,000 times the blast of the most powerful bomb ever dropped before — was made 16 hours earlier on Hiroshima, a Japanese army base.
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