Source: CND/Pax Christi
In 1945, the United States Air Force dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with tragic and devastating consequences. Hundreds of thousands of people died, many instantaneously, others soon after from burns and shock, and yet more from the impact of radiation in the months and years that followed.
75 years later, 14,000 nuclear weapons still threaten our survival, even though the majority of people in the world and their governments support an international ban on their development, possession and use.
CND has launched an exhibition commemorating the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, including testimonies and artefacts from survivors. It also includes the history of what happened and challenges the often repeated defence of the attack: that the nuclear bomb was necessary to end the Second World War.
View the exhibition here: https://cnduk.org/hiroshima-and-nagasaki-cnd-exhibition-introduction/
Pax Christi has produced resources and is planning several events for the anniversary.
For more information see: https://paxchristi.org.uk/2020/07/16/75-years-the-atomic-bombing-of-hiroshima-nagasaki/
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