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Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki

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The United States Air Force dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in 1945, resulting in devastating consequences. The bombings claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, with many perishing immediately.


Meanwhile, others succumbed to burns and shock shortly after, and a significant number fell victim to radiation and lingering effects in the months and years that followed. By 1950, it is estimated that approximately 340,000 lives were lost due to the destructive impact of these two bombs.


Reflecting on the harrowing suffering caused by the atomic bombings, peace activists from all over the world will gather to commemorate the anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Although the solemn observances of Hiroshima Day and Nagasaki Day fall on 6th August and 9th August, respectively, various events are planned throughout the weekend and beyond.


Numerous gatherings and ceremonies will take place across the country, including cities such as London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Glasgow. For comprehensive event details and listings, we encourage you to visit CND’s dedicated events page by clicking here. Let us unite in remembrance and advocacy for a future free from the menace of nuclear weapons.

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