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Sumiteru Taniguchi’s back injuries from Nagasaki bombing, January 1946, by USMC http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumiteru_Taniguchi
“This, we will certainly never forget: the fact that at 11:02 a.m. on August 9, 1945, an atomic bomb exploded in the air right above the hill where we are now assembled, killing and injuring 150,000 people…. Unable to obtain adequate medical treatment many of these people fell dead, one by one. Even now, 72 years after that day, the damage resulting from radiation exposure continues to ravage the bodies of the surviving hibakusha. Not only did the atomic bomb indiscriminately steal the lives of beloved family members and friends who had always been at each other’s side, it then went on to hideously devastate the subsequent lives of those who survived.” Tomihisa Taue, Mayor of Nagasaki August 9, 2017, emphasis our own.
“The use of [the atomic bombs] at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was…
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