During WWII Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two Japanese cities, were wiped out off the face of the Earth with atomic bombs. Days after, a shocked Japan surrendered.
For several years the pictures of the bombings were censored. The devastation was too much for even the winning side to rejoice in them. But they have long been released.
These is how Hiroshima and Nagasaki looked in 1945 after the atomic bombings.
Warning: the following pictures show survivors, people with milder wounds, and dead persons. They are intense and not suited for minors or the faint of heart.