On a more serious matter, August 6th is the memorial for the Hiroshima atomic bombing, and August 8th is the memorial for the Nagasaki. Because of the timezone differences, my wife, daughter and I watched the memorial for Hiroshima this afternoon (the 5th).
Anyhow, instead of doing some kind of long-winded, sanctimonious post about peace and the evils of nuclear weapons, I thought I would do something different.
I’ve been saving this video footage for months so I could post it today. This is a short film by the US Department of Defense, probably in the 1950’s or sometime early in the Cold War:
Watch 1:20 onward and you’ll why nuclear weapons are very scary.
But I feel I’ve said enough. The videos should speak for themselves.
P.S. A visual history of nuclear warfare.
Namo Shaka Nyorai
Edit: Found a clip of the actual Castle Bravo explosion at Bikini Atoll, so updated the second Youtube video link.