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LEFT: These pictures (top to bottom) show three successive stages of the experimental atomic bomb explosion in New Mexico on July 16. The black spots in the middle picture were described by witnesses as being brighter than the sun itself. In the bottom picture is the tremendous cloud upheaval that rose within five minutes to a height of 40,000 feet. The photographs were taken at a distance of six miles with an automatic movie camera. RIGHT: Hiroshima, Japan, after the first atomic bomb was dropped on August 5. The area enclosed by the circle was completely devastated. It was formerly a heavily built-up district.

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AWNS-19450919-23-1

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Auckland Weekly News Auckland Weekly News
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Date
19 September 1945

Date Period
1940-1949

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Digital image

Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 19 September 1945 p023

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LEFT: These pictures (top to bottom) show three successive stages of the experimental atomic bomb explosion in New Mexico on July 16. The black spots in the middle picture were described by witnesses as being brighter than the sun itself. In the bottom picture is the tremendous cloud upheaval that rose within five minutes to a height of 40,000 feet. The photographs were taken at a distance of six miles with an automatic movie camera. RIGHT: Hiroshima, Japan, after the first atomic bomb was dropped on August 5. The area enclosed by the circle was completely devastated. It was formerly a heavily built-up district.