86 year old Atomic bomb survivor shows his scars from the 1945 bombing of Nagasaki
The dropping of atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan by the American air force in 1945 during the World War II will always be remembered as one of the most devastating incidents in history of mankind.
Whatever explanation is given to justify the dropping of the bombs may not be sufficient enough for the hundreds of thousands of people who died on those 2 fateful days and millions who suffered irreparable damage not only to their bodies, but also to their minds.
These people were caught in a war that they didn’t want and paid the cost of something that their governments and monarchy did. There are many survivors of the twin blasts of 1945 and one such survivor Mr Sumitery Taniguchi, who is 86 years old showed people something that he wishes doesn’t happen to anyone else again.
1 The story of Sumitery Tanaguchi
Mr Sumiteri Tanaguchi is a 86 year old pensioner who was badly injured in the second atomic bomb blast that devastated the city of Nagasaki on 9th August 1945.
Mr Tanaguchi was just 16 at the time of the blast and was thrown from his bicycle and his teenage body was nearly torn apart with skin hanging from his back, shoulder and arm. He wandered for three days for medical help in the same condition. Mr Tanaguchi was severely injured in the blast and had to remain in the bed for 21 months to complete the process of healing.
On the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings, he decided to reveal his scars as part of his work with the Nagasaki survivors’ group that he leads, in the struggle against nuclear proliferation. He and his group hope that no one will ever again suffer the pain of a nuclear blast.