Hiroshima Commemoration

2 August 2018

Every year Southdowns Peace Group holds an event to commemorate the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, and of Nagasaki on 9 August. 

 

This year the event will be held from 11am to  3 pm on Wednesday 8 August, in front of the Council House, North St Chichester. 

 

Green Party members and supporters are encouraged to attend, to help give out leafltes , and talk to people about the significance of the day.  

 

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Two days when nuclear weapons
killed hundreds of thousands


On 6 August 1945, the US dropped an atomic bomb called “Little Boy” on Hiroshima in Japan. Three days later a second atomic bomb called “Fat Man” was dropped on the city of Nagasaki.

The firestorm in Hiroshima destroyed five square miles of the city. Almost 63% of the buildings in Hiroshima were destroyed after the bombing and nearly 92% of the structures in the city were destroyed or damaged by blast and fire.

Estimates of deaths in Hiroshima range from 100,000 to 180,000, out of a population of 350,000. Casualties from Nagasaki are thought to be between 50,000 and 100,000. By 1950, over 340,000 people had died and generations were poisoned by radiation.

Hiroshima Day & Nagasaki Day

The world says never again