09 august 2020

Nagasaki marks 75 years since atomic bombing - France 24


The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday commemorates the 75th anniversary of its destruction by a US atomic bomb, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing a scaling back of ceremonies. Nagasaki was flattened in an atomic inferno three days after Hiroshima -- twin nuclear attacks that rang in the nuclear age and gave Japan the bleak distinction of being the only country to be struck by atomic weapons. Early Sunday, people attended a mass held in memory of victims at Urakami Church, near the site of [...]