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The ruins of Hiroshima, 1945

Photograph, World War Two, Far East (1941-1945), 1945.

Japan surrendered after two atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August 1945. These attacks killed about 130,000 people, but the Allies believed they were necessary to achieve victory and avoid many more deaths during a bloody invasion of Japan.

From a collection of 563 loose photographs from the Burma Memorial Collection of Major Jim Allan.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1989-04-116-3053-6


National Army Museum, London


National Army Museum, Study collection

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