Sunday, April 20, 2014

A picture is worth a thousand words

This photo shows a Japanese Army G3M Type 96 bomber flying over the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, Nanjing, China, probably circa late 1937 or early 1938. It was then the Japanese invaders had committed “Nanjing Massacre”, also known as “the Rape of Nanjing”, one of the most atrocious war crimes known to the history of mankind.  


Here is an American B-29 Superfortress passing over Mount Fuji, Japan, in 1945. On August 6 and August 9 that year, two flights of B-29 taking off from their base at Tinian in the Northern Mariana Islands dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki prompting the surrender of Japan and ending World War II.

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