Never seen before pictures of Hiroshima

These pictures were taken on the ground, from the inside of the disaster. It is far from the abstract image of the nuclear mushroom. These pictures show Hiroshima a few days after Enola Gay dropped the atomic bomb, on August 6th 1945, at 8.17am. These pictures have not been revealed to the US general public yet…

These photographs, taken by an unknown Japanese photographer, were found in 1945 among rolls of undeveloped film in a cave outside Hiroshima by U.S. serviceman Robert L. Capp, who was attached to the occupation forces. Unlike most photos of the Hiroshima bombing, these dramatically convey the human as well as material destruction unleashed by the atomic bomb.

Please contact Sean L. Malloy (smalloy@ucmerced.edu) if you have any information that might help identify the original photographer.

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photos of hiroshima robert capp

photos of hiroshima robert capp

photos of hiroshima robert capp

photos of hiroshima robert capp

photos of hiroshima robert capp

photos of hiroshima robert capp

photos of hiroshima robert capp

photos of hiroshima robert capp

photos of hiroshima robert capp

photos of hiroshima robert capp

17 thoughts on “Never seen before pictures of Hiroshima

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  2. The problem with all photographs cataloging evil of such immense proportions, is that they often overwhelm the feelings with the sheer magnitude of the atrocity-they induce more numbness of conscience than humane self-examination. They LOOk like crimes to big for anyone to be responsible for; so everybody decides nobody is responsible

    Great photos anyway…

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  4. So many victims are in water, drowned, which suggests these are pictures from a flood, tsunami etc unrelated to Hiroshima..

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  6. Immediately following the detonation of the bomb at both Hiroshima and Nagasaki thousands of people who had been out in the open and received severe thermal pulse burns on their exposed skin jumped into rivers, small lakes, and cisterns to find relief. Then many, many others joined in and the ones who went into the water first were drowned by the hordes that followed them when they were pushed under in cisterns and lakes. The first victims who went to the rivers to seek relief were then subsequently pushed away from the river shoreline and into the deep parts of the rivers were they were then carried away by the current and they then drowned. The same thing happened in every city in Japan that was firebombed during WW2 and this also occured in Tokyo following the 1923 Kanto earthquake which spawned a firestorm.

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  8. I was born and raised in Hiroshima, siriously interested in A-bomb related articles. I found the URL of this page in a twitter in Japan.
    These photos are not those of Hiroshima. They are images of the Great Kanto Earthquake. You can read what had happened on these photos.
    Please click the following URL and read the article on Hiroshima Peace Media Center Website.
    http://www.hiroshimapeacemedia.jp/mediacenter/article.php?story=20080520135242319_en&query=never-before-published

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