Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Part 4



Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Part 4


Buildings and people (visible as stick figures at the bottom of the image) are engulfed in flames as a column of fire and smoke rises into the sky.

Inscriptions read “313” signed by the author; caption reads “(4)… Alla fine quella sorta di spaventevole meteora, prese forma di un’immenso pilastro quadrato alla base circa 5 KM, e restringendosi alla sommita’, a circa 1KM e mezzo. La parte inferiore era di color marrone, il centro color ambra, e la sommità bianca…”

Caption translates as: “(4)… In the end, that sort of dreadful meteor took the form of a huge, squared column. At its base, it extended for roughly 5 kilometres narrowing at the top and extending for roughly one and a half kilometres. The lower section was brown, the central part amber, and the top white…”

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One tempera on paper, pasted on mount board


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Angiolino Filiputti, “Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Part 4,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 18, 2024,

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