Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Part 1

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Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Part 1

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An enormous explosion is occurring above a built-up area. Buildings are destroyed and lattice structures have been thrown into the air.

Inscriptions read “311”; signed by the author; Caption reads “HJROSHIMA E NAGASAKI 5-9 Agosto 1945. Giappone. (I) Dal racconto di un componente l’equipaggio del B.29 americano che sgancio’ la “bomba atomica” sulle due citta’ giapponesi: “quando fu’ azionato il congegno di sganciamento, si vide un oggetto nero piu’ piccolo di una grossa bomba, sganciarsi dall’apaprecchio. Poi succedette una forte esplosione, e si vide un lampo luminosissimo, la luce duro’ per qualche [sic], era di colore azzurro verde, che illuminava tutto il cielo...”

Caption translates as: “Hiroshima and Nagasaki – 5-9 August 1945, Japan. (1) From the account of a crew member on board the American B-29 Superfortress aircraft that dropped the “atomic bomb” on the two Japanese cities: “When the releasing device was activated, a black object – smaller than a high-capacity bomb – was released from the aircraft. It was followed by an intense explosion and a very bright light filled the sky. It lasted a couple of [seconds]. It was blue-green and lit up the whole sky…”

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One tempera on paper, pasted on mount board

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PFilliputtiA16010116

Citation

Angiolino Filiputti, “Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Part 1,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 17, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/205.

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