7 August 2019 — This Can’t be Happening!
Remembering Ted Hall and Klaus Fuchs
Hiroshima after the dropping of the first wartime atomic bomb on Aug. 6, 1945 (Imperial War Museum photo)
Cambridge, UK, Aug. 6 — Seventy-four years ago today, the US dropped the first ever atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, a non-military target of several hundred thousand, instantly vaporizing some 70,000 people, mostly civilians, and causing the painful, slower death of another 70,000 who died of burns and radioactive damage to their bodies over the next four months. Another 60,000 died later over the years of cancers caused by the bomb’s radioactive pulse and subsequent fallout.