Hiroshima and Nagasaki Photo Gallery and related media
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
March, 1946. Eight months after the atomic bomb was dropped Hiroshima still stands in ruins.
Related Photo Galleries (10)
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Hiroshima and Nagasaki(12 Photos)
See pictures from the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II.
World War II Pilots and Planes
World War II Pilots and Planes(12 Photos)
View photos of World War II pilots and planes.
World War II: Rest and Relaxation
World War II: Rest and Relaxation(10 Photos)
View photos of soliders from World War II
Allied Military Leaders
Allied Military Leaders(11 Photos)
View photos of Allied military leaders
Axis Military Leaders
Axis Military Leaders(12 Photos)
View images of Axis military leaders from World War II.
World War II Political Leaders
World War II Political Leaders(9 Photos)
View photos of World War II political leaders.
World War II Damage and Destruction
World War II Damage and Destruction(7 Photos)
View photos of the damage and destruction from World War II.
Voices of D-Day
Voices of D-Day(9 Photos)
Our most powerful and genuine accounts of D-Day come from the veterans who live through this momentous piece of history.
Controversial Generals(9 Photos)
Throughout American history, a number of controversial generals have clashed with presidents and other officials.
World War II Posters
World War II Posters(16 Photos)
View photos of famous posters from the World War II era.
Related Videos (10)
Battle 360: The Doolittle Raid
Battle 360: The Doolittle RaidVideo Clip (3:08)
Video Clip (3:08)
In this Battle 360 video clip, we go back to when Pearl Harbor was attacked. See how soldiers were in mode to fight and get revenge. From bombers to air craft carriers, the U.S. was packing heat to go to Tokyo.
KI-43 Oscar Fighter Plane
KI-43 Oscar Fighter PlaneVideo Clip (1:14)
Video Clip (1:14)
Though slower than the P-40, the KI-43 Oscar was nimble and could outmaneuver most planes. Catch a glimpse of the Japanese fighter plane that came after the Nate.
Operation Ten-GoVideo Clip (4:04)
Video Clip (4:04)
Discover the suspenseful story of Japan's Yamato as it launches a suicide mission, Operation Ten-Go, by attempting to attack Americans at Okinawa.
Randy James: Memories of Iwo Jima
Randy James: Memories of Iwo JimaVideo Clip (2:43)
Video Clip (2:43)
WWII Veteran Randy James fought the Japanese during the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Suicide Bombers Attack USS Hornet
Suicide Bombers Attack USS HornetVideo Clip (2:09)
Video Clip (2:09)
In 1945, the Battle of Okinawa resulted in massive U.S. casualties. The USS Hornet was in the center of this bloody fight.
USS Laffey Under Attack
USS Laffey Under AttackVideo Clip (1:49)
Video Clip (1:49)
What was it like to be onboard an American military ship under attack during World War II? Find out firsthand with a behind-the-scenes account from a serviceman on the USS Laffey who lived to tell the story. From "Hero Ships."
Marines Invade Iwo Jima
Marines Invade Iwo JimaVideo Clip (2:45)
Video Clip (2:45)
Before the famous flag-raising, U.S. forces encounter fierce resistance from entrenched Japanese forces at Iwo Jima in 1945.
Manhattan ProjectVideo Clip (3:09)
Video Clip (3:09)
Explore the top-secret American project to build the world's first atomic bomb.
Coroner's Report: Atomic Bomb
Coroner's Report: Atomic BombVideo Clip (2:17)
Video Clip (2:17)
In August 1945, the United States dropped two atomic bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. What happened to people on the fringes of the blasts?
Atomic Bomb Ends WWII
Atomic Bomb Ends WWIIVideo Clip (2:49)
Video Clip (2:49)
The U.S. looked to a new weapon to put an end to WWII.
Related Speeches & Audio (10)
Battle for Iwo Jima
Battle for Iwo JimaAudio Clip (3:38)
Audio Clip (3:38)
Two war correspondents deliver a dramatic account of the U.S.'s hard-won battle for Iwo Jima in March 1945.
Report on the Battle of Okinawa
Report on the Battle of OkinawaAudio Clip (1:50)
Audio Clip (1:50)
On April 1, 1945, the U.S. 10th Army under Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner began the invasion of Okinawa, a Japanese-held island in the Pacific considered the final stepping stone in an advance toward the Japanese mainland. Two days into the invasion, a news report relays the story of the U.S. Army's fast-paced advance.
Truman Threatens Japan With Atomic Attacks
Truman Threatens Japan With Atomic AttacksAudio Clip (0:26)
Audio Clip (0:26)
In his radio address to the American people, on August 9, 1945, President Harry Truman speaks about the Hiroshima bombing, and reasserts his threat to use additional atomic bombs against Japan until it surrenders.
U.S. Occupation of Japan
U.S. Occupation of JapanAudio Clip (2:06)
Audio Clip (2:06)
On August 30, 1945, U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur arrived in Japan to organize the Allied occupation of the country. NBC coverage of the event includes news of released POWs and the general's good spirits as he descends the ramp of his four-engine C-54.
Jonathan Wainwright Released From Japanese Prison Camp
Jonathan Wainwright Released From Japanese Prison CampAudio Clip (2:26)
Audio Clip (2:26)
Speaking from U.S. Army-controlled Tokyo Radio, Lt. Gen. Jonathan "Skinny" Wainwright, who commanded American and Filipino forces in the last days of Corregidor and Bataan in 1942, expresses his gratitude for his release. On August 20, 1945, he was found alive in a Japanese prison camp in Manchuria, where he'd been held captive for nearly four years.
Japan's Unconditional Surrender
Japan's Unconditional SurrenderAudio Clip (4:13)
Audio Clip (4:13)
An NBC news report summarizes the events of August 15, 1945, when Emperor Hirohito of Japan announced that his country will accept unconditional surrender and called for a ceasefire that formally ended World War II.
Eyewitness Account of Hiroshima Bombing
Eyewitness Account of Hiroshima BombingAudio Clip (3:35)
Audio Clip (3:35)
In an interview for the United States Strategic Bombing Survey in December 1945, Kaleria Palchikoff Drago, a Russian immigrant living in Japan, gives an eyewitness account of August 6, 1945, when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
U.S. Goals in World War II
U.S. Goals in World War IIAudio Clip (0:31)
Audio Clip (0:31)
In his speech delivered July 23, 1942, Secretary of State Cordell Hull explains the aims of the United States in World War II.
War Report on B-29 Use
War Report on B-29 UseAudio Clip (2:36)
Audio Clip (2:36)
Brig. Gen. H.S. Hansell delivers a report in June 1944 on American B-29 bomber strikes against Germany and Japan.
Pearl Harbor Attack
Pearl Harbor AttackAudio Clip (1:30)
Audio Clip (1:30)
Shortly after Japanese bombers attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, NBC radio reporter H. V. Kaltenborn brings the nation up to date as the events play out in the Pacific.
Most Popular Videos on History.com
Own this chronicle of the epic showdown with Japanese forces at Guadalcanal, one of the most critical battles in WWII.
Own this intricate model of the Superfortress bomber that dropped the "Little Boy" atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan on the 6th of August 1945.
Own this breathtaking chronicle of hope, ingenuity, courage and survival.
Keep up with the latest History shows, online features, special offers and more.Sign up