6 August marks the 70th anniversary of the dreadful Hiroshima bombings. To explain the horrified incident to the inexperienced ones, BBC has come up with the animated version of the story dictated by the now 84 year old survivor of the disastrous event.
84-year-old Bun Hashizume was only a young girl on 6 August, 1945. Despite her young age, she was working in the Ministry of Communications in Hiroshima – filling in for the men at war. On Monday, 6 August, 1945, at 8:15 am, the nuclear bomb “Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima by an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay flown by Colonel Paul Tibbets, directly killing an estimated 80,000 people.
By the end of the year, injury and radiation brought the total number of deaths to 90,000 -166,000. The population before the bombing was around 340,000 to 350,000. The bombing of Hiroshima, were followed three days later by a second bombing on the city of Nagasaki.
Here is the animated video; take a look at traumatising day that eventually led to the end of not only World War 2 but also an end to lives of lakhs of ‘once’ happy families.