On the morning of August 6th, 1945, the world and warfare changed forever when the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing 70,000 people instantly. Many were vaporized, leaving behind just their shadows, permanently burnt onto the ground behind them.
Most of the city was flattened. The only structure to survive the blast at the epicenter was the Domed Prefectural Industrial Promotional Hall. This ruined building has since been preserved as part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. It stands as a chilling reminder of the destructive power of just one bomb that was a mere 10 feet long.