Fat Man and Little Boy: the bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

Fat Man & Little Boy: Bombs dropped on Nagasaki & Hiroshima, Japan which resulted in massive destruction surrender of the Japanese during WWII. From the Atomic Heritage Foundation.

Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945  // After the United States detonated an atomic bomb at Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the U.S. government restricted the circulation of images of the bomb's deadly effect. President Truman dispatched some 1,150 military personnel and civilians, including photographers, to record the destruction as part of the United States Strategic Bombing Survey. The goal of the Survey's Physical Damage Division was to photograph and analyze methodically the impact of the atomic…

United States Strategic Bombing Survey, Physical Damage Division, Distorted steel-frame structure of Odamasa Store, Hiroshima, November

Claus von Staufenberg was a Nazi army officer who attempted to kill Hitler with a bomb  in 1944.  He felt that this actions were justified under natural law in an efforts to save millions of lives from Hitler.  He knew that he was committing an act of high treason.  The bombing attempt failed when Hitler was protected from the blast by the top of the conference table under which the bomb had been placed.  Staufenberg was executed shortly thereafter.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently spoke in tribute of Operation Valkyrie, the failed attempt to kill Adolf Hitler.

you're the bomb valentine {free printable}

Share the Love {You're the Bomb

Crepe paper wrapped Lindt LINDOR truffle with You're the Bomb valentine {free printable}

Prayer Service In Cologne Cathedral

Prayer amid the rubble

Picture by war correspondent Margaret Bourke-White - American soldiers attend Mass in March 1945 in the bombed cathedral of Cologne.

Trafalgar Square    Another view of the bomb crater and clear view of the bomb shelters on Trafalgar Square.

Another view of the bomb crater and clear view of the bomb shelters on Trafalgar Square, October 1941

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Behind the Bomb Operator at a reactor control panel

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Behind the Bomb

A close look at a cubicle control panel in the plant ~ WWII, Manhattan Project ~ Girls of Atomic City

"Just Because" gift idea for spouse, friend, or kids. Rollo's wrapped in red paper to look like dynamite. Tag can say, "You're the bomb!" or "You're dynamite!"

"Your'e the bomb" Valentines gift for my chocoholic hubs--The dynamite was made from Rolo’s candy rolled with red paper. The wick is a bit of black licorice and the bundle is tied with some black pipe cleaner.

Hidden History: American POWS Were Killed in Hiroshima. At least 23 US servicemen were in Hiroshima when the bomb fell. They were prisoners of war, held at several locations in downtown Hiroshima.

Few American know that among the tens of thousands victims in Hiroshima were at least a dozen and perhaps more American prisoners of war.

10 Sweetest Day Gift Ideas

Candy Gift Ideas

Celebrate Sweetest Day, the Upper Mid West's Favorite Holiday for lovers, w/ these diy candy gift ideas! The sweetest gifts for the sweetest day in October!

Casualty from the bombing that destroyed Nagasaki.

Casualty from the bombing that destroyed Nagasaki (bomb named the "Fat Man"), Japan. S) the child's face has been melted by the heat of the bomb

Printable "You're the Bomb" Valentines to use with EOS lip balm. Easy gift or party favor!

Print It: You're the Bomb! Lip Balm Valentine

A famous image of the bombing of London, a Heinkel III bomber over the Thames, taken from another German bomber at 6.48pm on the 7th September 1940

A famous image of the bombing of London, a Heinkel III bomber over the Thames, taken from another German bomber at on the September 1940 history-world-war-ii

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