U.S. center gives atomic bomb images to Hiroshima museum


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One of McArthur's first acts was to confiscate all pictures of post-bombing Japan, including Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The US government was afraid that if Americans saw what had actually happened under the bomb, they would lose their appetite for nuclear weapons. How about releasing these images?

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The full documentary films taken by the U.S. Army immediately after occupation were finally released in 1976, I believe that is the date. You can view it on youtube. The films were not released because the U.S. government was afraid of the American peoples reaction to it.

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