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Atomic attack on Hiroshima was estimated at 72,000 dollars

November 17 2005
15:54

Over 72 thousand dollars at auction in New York sell maps of Japan, which was used by the crew of B-29 bomber "Enola Gay" that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima at the end of World War II.

Map printed on cloth, in order to increase its service life. The map is a co-pilot Robert Lewis, who made a few droppings on the document. He pointed the arrow path of the aircraft from Hiroshima and back. And right in capital letters wrote: "The bombing of Hiroshima. August 6, 1945, 8:15 am. Map taken aboard Captain Bob Lewis. "

140 thousand people died in the bombing of Hiroshima. 3 days later another bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, killing 74 thousand people.

Over 391 thousand dollars was sold in 2002, a logbook, in which Lewis tried to describe the destructive power of nuclear explosions: "We have no doubt witnessed the most powerful in human history ... an explosion white column ... in less than three minutes reached height of 30,000 feet, later increased to 50 thousand feet. " Reports Vazhno.ru

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