This afternoon.

Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

The Hiroshima Stone below a Cherry Tree planted by the Irish Campaign for Nuclear disarmament (CND) in 1980 in memory of those who died due to the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on August  6, 1945.

Tomorrow is the 75th anniversary of the attack which was followed three days later by an atomic bomb drop on Nagasaki, killing thousands and ending Japan’s capacity for war.

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5 thoughts on “The Bomb

  1. H

    I have much younger cherry trees in my garden that are much bigger, did they plant it from a seed?

    1. Jack

      Capacity yes determination no. Land invasion of Japan would have been more costly in terms of lives.

      Doesn’t seem any chance of multilateral disarmament in the current climate, little chance that UK or France would give up their weapons unilaterally and lose a place at the top table

  2. Termagant

    The Japanese weren’t convinced they were out of the war. They didn’t surrender after a year of conventional bombings, they surrendered less than a week after Nagasaki. Blame Hirohito for needing to have the fact that he was beaten driven in so hard.

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