A Visual Record of Nuclear Testing

We recently marked the anniversary of the Bombing of Hiroshima. Today is the anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki. Instead of rehashing that, I thought this would be an interesting way to mark the day.

The news story was from CBS News Sunday Morning. And while I’m not 100% sure, it seems that this segment first aired on March 3, 2019. The video is 6 minutes.

Some of the film is amazing. You can watch the high-energy X-rays vaporizing the cables that were used to steady the towers. And as they say in the news story, you need to understand the awesome power of these weapons, because while I never thought the Russians running the old Soviet Union were insane, North Korea and Iran are another story. They are clearly insane, and they have or are developing nuclear weapons.

My post on the bombing of Hiroshima is at this link.

An older post on the bombing of Nagasaki can be found at this link.

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