graphic look at nuclear horrors)
While the world
is on the brink of witnessing yet another war and the threat of the use of
nuclear weapons hangs like a shadow over us, let us take a moment to remember
all those who have already suffered the destructive powers of nuclear energy,
whether as victims of war or of nuclear accidents. It is with
this intention that I have put together this picture feature, showing the
shocking consequences of indiscriminate use of nuclear energy. We have all
heard of the destruction and suffering caused by the Hiroshima- Nagasaki
bombings and the Chernobyl disaster. Yet, words could never really drive
home the point like a picture can. This is what I learnt when I saw these
pictures for the first time. I now understand the overwhelming need of the
people of these unfortunate cities to see the world rid of nuclear weapons.
Its not just a few days, months or years of suffering, but its
generations of people living the consequences of these disasters. Take a
look at these pictures and ask yourself how you feel about more such victims
and more such years of living the consequences of someone elses
Hospital, Nagasaki, on August 10-11, 1945. A girl who was burnt so severely
that the skin hung from her body like rags. Photo: Ohmura Navy Hospital.
200? - How many more?
to the links mentioned above, you can explore these sites for more pictures
and personal stories:
- A very
touching collection of pictures with descriptive stories.
- An eyewitness
account of a victim of the bombings.