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The CAUSE of the bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan: After the Japanese bombing on Pearl Harbor in the United States in 1945, the US seek vengeance on Japan; and thus, they decide to test out their first nuclear bombs on major cities of Japan. Above is an image of models of the two bombs dropped.

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.

After Hiroshima: Portraits of Survivors

After Hiroshima: Portraits of Survivors

Caption from LIFE. Flash-burned boy is measured by pediatrician. Growth of such children is checked regularly.

The ruins of Hiroshima, the target of the first atomic bomb to be dropped on a city.

On August warfare and the world changed forever after the U. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, and a second bomb on Nagasaki three days later.

PICTURED: 'Then and now' images reveal Hiroshima & Nagasaki 70 years on from atomic bomb

PICTURED: 'Then and now' images reveal Hiroshima & Nagasaki 70 years on from atomic bomb

TODAY marks 70 years since the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, bringing about the end of the Second World War but causing devastation on a colossal scale.

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembered: Human Effects of the Atomic Bomb Photographs

isaiah 176 Skeleton of a Japanese atomic bomb victim, Nagasaki, Japan, by Bernard Hoffman,

113: Isaiah’s Prophecy of Damascene Doom not yet Dispersed Isaiah 17

Skeleton of a Japanese atomic bomb victim, Nagasaki, Japan, by Bernard Hoffman, September 1945 The only regret about atomic weapons is that we did not have them in time to use on Germany.

Why Did the United States Bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki?August 6, 1945

The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

On August the United States dropped the atomic bomb known as Little Boy on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, they dropped another atomic bomb, this time on Nagasaki.

The Men Who Dropped the Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Pilot Paul Tibbets waves from the cockpit before flying to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Tibbets named his aircraft Enola Gay in honor of his mother, Enola Gay Tibbets.

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