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