The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by The Manhattan Engineer District, June 29, 1946

  • Foreword

  • Introduction

  • The Manhattan Project Investigating Group

  • Propaganda

  • Summary of Damages and Injuries

  • Main Conclusions

  • The Selection of the Target

  • Description of the Cities Before the Bombings

  • Hiroshima

  • The Attacks

  • Hiroshima

  • General Comparison of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

  • General Description of Damage Caused by the Atomic Explosions

  • Total Casualties

  • The Nature of an Atomic Explosion

  • Characteristics of the Damage Caused by the Atomic Bombs

  • Calculations of the Peak Pressure of the Blast WaveE

  • Long Range Blast Damage

  • Ground Shock

  • Shielding, or Screening, from the Blast

  • Flash Burn

  • Characteristics of Injuries to Persons

  • Burns

  • Mechanical Injuries

  • Blast Injuries

  • Radiation Injuries

  • Shielding from Radiation

  • Effects of the Atomic Bombings on the Inhabitants of the Cities

  • Appendix: Father Siemes' eyewitness account

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