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August 1945: atom bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a story that started in Manchester

August 6 and August 9, 1945. The allies drop atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan killing at least 125,000 people and ushering in the atomic age – and Manchester had more involvement in the entire atomic story than almost any other city. Read Ed Glinert’s frightening and fascinating account on the blog on this website.