100 images that changed the World: Mushroom Cloud Over Nagasaki. (1945)

Iconic. , Photo. , The city. May 05, 2018 No Comments

THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 – 1945: THE WAR IN THE FAR EAST 1941 – 1945 (MH 2629) The mushroom cloud over Nagasaki, photographed from an escorting American B-29 aircraft ‘The Big Stink’, after the atomic bomb had been dropped by United States Air Force B-29 ‘Bock’s Car’ on 9 August 1945. The Japanese Supreme War Council agreed later the same day to accept the Potsdam Declaration of 26 July 1945 which demanded the unconditional surrender of Japan. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205021955

Continuing this blogs theme of showing images that changed the world, Lieutenant Charles Levy’s photograph of the mushroom cloud over Nagasaki, following the atomic weapon being released by a B29 on the 9th of August 1945, must surely rate as one of the most iconic.

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