On 6 August 1945, the US dropped an atomic bomb called “Little Boy” on Hiroshima in Japan. Three days later a second atomic bomb (“Fat Man”) was dropped on the city of Nagasaki. These are the only times nuclear weapons have been used in war.

The firestorm in Hiroshima destroyed five square miles of the city. Almost 63% of the buildings in Hiroshima were destroyed after the bombing and nearly 92% of the structures in the city were destroyed or damaged by blast and fire.

Estimates of total deaths in Hiroshima have generally ranged between 100,000 and 180,000, out of a population of 350,000. Casualties from Nagasaki are thought to be between 50,000 and 100,000.

The world says never again

2019 is the 74th anniversary of the bombings. Memorial events are planned across the UK for Hiroshima Day on the 6th August and Nagasaki Day on the 9th August.

Please join memorial events to support efforts to remember these catastrophic events & work towards a world where this can never happen again.

The following are the events we know about so far, but keep an eye out on our web site for new events and let us know about events you are planning.

3 August

Hiroshima: Birmingham commemoration

Hiroshima vigil and ceremony, Bromley

4 August

Hiroshima Day Peace Walk – London

Hiroshima and Nagasaki event: Southampton

Hiroshima Haiku workshop at the Ditchling Musem of Art and Craft,  (BSL interpreted)

6 August

(until 9th) Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days of Action

Hiroshima: Liverpool

Hiroshima: East Midlands CND, Derby

Hiroshima Peace Picnic: Charlton, London

Hiroshima: Wimbledon, London

Hiroshima: Edinburgh

Hiroshima Day commemoration – Sutton for Peace and Justice

International Fast for Nuclear Disarmament

Annual floating lantern ceremony at the Peace Pagoda, Willen Lake North

7 August

Seminar: The most dangerous scientist in history, at The Royal Institution, London

11 August

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Wimbledon picnic

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