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Nagasaki Devastation

Yosuke Yamahata was a military photographer for Japan, in August of 1945 he was near Nagasaki when the United States dropped the 2nd Atomic bomb on the country.  The next day he entered the devastated city to document the destruction.  The U.S. Military seized the originals, but Yamahata managed to save some negatives.

These photos show the utter destruction of the atomic bombs that for better or worse, ushered in the world as we know it today.

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