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Photos of Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the bombing, from a 1946 US report
(Catalogue ref: 2a & 2d FO 371/59658, else FO 371/59640)
[a.] FO 371/59658; photo of Hiroshima after the bombing [b.] FO 371/59640; photo of Hiroshima after the bombing [c.] FO 371/59640; photo of Nagasaki after the bombing [d.] FO 371/59658; photo of Nagasaki after the bombing [e.] FO 371/59640; photo of Nagasaki after the bombing [f.] FO 371/59640; photo of Nagasaki after the bombing [g.] FO 371/59640; photo of Nagasaki after the bombing [h.] FO 371/59640; photo of Nagasaki after the bombing
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Transcript
[a.] FO 371/59658; photo of Hiroshima after the bombing

Questions

  1. Looking at these photos, how likely is it there were any survivors in these particular areas?

  2. Anyone who lived in these areas and survived would now be homeless. What immediate actions would the government have to take to help them?

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

  4. Do you think that the American leaders were surprised the atomic bombs caused so much damage?