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Date created
August 1945
Nagasaki, Japan
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  • The Great Depression and World War II: Primary sources and readings explore the history of North Carolina and the United States during the Great Depression and World War II (1929–1945). (Page 9.2)

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An aerial view of Nagasaki before and after the atomic bomb.

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These two images show an aerial view of the city of Nagasaki, Japan before and after the atomic bomb was dropped on August 9, 1945. The top image shows city buildings and the second image shows the same area but the buildings have been obliterated.