On August 6, 1945 the world witnessed horrific devastation and loss of life when an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. This was the first use of an atomic bomb on civilians and the result was like nothing anyone had ever seen. The US saw this as a necessary evil to end a war and save American lives but at what cost? The estimated death toll is debated but most agree 140,000 lives were lost. On the first poster 140,000 tear drops represent the lives lost. After seeing such destruction one might think such a atrocity would never happen again.
On August 9, 1945, a second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. Another estimated 70,000 lives were lost. After the devastation of the first attack, this second bombing cemented the fear and pain of these nuclear weapons. On the second poster 70,000 skulls represent the lives lost.
We must to stand together as a human race and put an end to nuclear arms.