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Sections of a British government report on casualties in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, December 1945
(Catalogue ref: AB 16/250)
AB 16/250; report on casualties in Hiroshima & Nagasaki, 1945 AB 16/250; report on casualties in Hiroshima & Nagasaki, 1945 AB 16/250; report on casualties in Hiroshima & Nagasaki, 1945 AB 16/250; report on casualties in Hiroshima & Nagasaki, 1945
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AB 16/250; report on casualties in Hiroshima & Nagasaki, 1945

Questions

  1. If people survived the fires and falling buildings, what effect might gamma rays (radiation) have on them?

  2. Of the children known to have been in Hiroshima 0 - 3 kilometres from the centre of the blast, what percentage of them stayed healthy?

  3. With people killed or injured and huge numbers of homeless survivors, what immediate actions would officials have to take to help the two cities?

  4. What do you think would be the long-term effects on the cities and their inhabitants?

  5. How would you describe the tone of this report?

  6. What do you think was the purpose of this report?