Historical visit to Hiroshima

© Noëlie Pansiot / Fondation Tara Expéditions

14 March 2017

On the occasion of the schooner’s stopover in Onomichi, the Taranauts were able to leave the boat for a few hours to visit the Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima. This historic site made a very strong impression on everyone.

During WW II, on August 6th and 9th 1945, the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the targets of atomic bombs dropped by the United States Air Force. The explosion of the first atomic bomb razed the city of Hiroshima: 75,000 people died on the spot.

 

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