70 years on – ‘No More Hiroshimas’

6 08 2015

Hiroshima On 6th August 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima by US air forces. This was the first time a nuclear weapon had ever been used; it killed up to 180,000 people and destroyed 13 square kilometres of the city. A further bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki, three days later and killed between 50,000 and 100,000 people. It is very vital that we support CND in calling for the horrors of Hiroshima never to be repeated. The anniversary of the bombing is an important time to reflect on the human cost of using nuclear weapons.

The scale of the devastation caused by nuclear weapons, together with the disastrous consequences of radiation on human and all forms of life, make these weapons uniquely terrible and destructive. The world must resolve never to allow the scenes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be repeated.

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