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Captain Paul Tibbets in the Enola Gay minutes before takeoff to drop the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, changing the world forever. 1945

Captain Paul Tibbets in the

Yamaguchi assassinates Asanuma 1960

On 12 October 1960, the 17-year-old extreme right-wing student Otoya Yamaguchi kills the socialist politician Inejiro Asanuma with a sword during a speech in Tokyo.

Photo Credit: Yasushi Nagao / 1961 Pulitzer Prize Winner / World Press Photo of the Year 1960

Japanese soldiers surrendering to U.S. soldiers, Marshall Islands, 1944

A Japanese soldier surrendering to three US Marines in the Marshall Islands during January 1944.

Japanese troops using prisoners of war for target practice, 1942 3

These photographs were found among Japanese records when British troops retook Singapore.

Japanese troops using prisoners of war for target practice, 1942 1

Sikh prisoners sitting in the traditional cross legged prayer position.

Japanese troops using prisoners of war for target practice, 1942 2

Japanese soldiers shooting blindfolded Sikh prisoners, 1942

A Japanese boy standing at attention after having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, 1945

Brotherly love without boundaries.

Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces with gas masks and rubber gloves during a chemical attack, Battle of Shanghai, 1937

Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces with gas masks and rubber gloves during a chemical attack, Battle of Shanghai, 1937

Ticket to Armistice – Japanese leaflet dropped on Allied troops, 1942

Sometimes the Japanese used sexual images in order to influence Allied soldiers to pick up surrender leaflets.

The atomic cloud over Nagasaki, 1945

The rising mushroom cloud over Nagasaki, a few minutes after the nuclear bomb was detonated, August 9, 1945. Picture taken from Koyagi-jima, 5 miles from the center of Nagasaki.

Photo Credit: Hiromichi Matsuda / Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum