Monday, 11 May 2015

Remembering The End of World War II

Monday, 11 May 2015


I am actually wanted to post about this on last friday, May 8 but keep delaying it because I was too lazy to construct the post(my bad). So, if you noticed on google homepage on last friday, there was a tiny info at the bottom, it says "70 years on. Remembering the end of World War II".



According to internet sources(wikipedia, history and etc), the World War II was a global war that lasted from 1939 till 1945 involving more than 30 countries and resulting in more than 50 million military and civilian deaths(with some estimates as high as 85 million dead).

Officially, the WWII ended on September 2, 1945 but then what was with May 8, 1945? Well actually, in Europe, May 8 was declared as V-E day which they celebrate to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces. It thus marked the end of World War II in Europe.

The war is basically divided into two groups which is Allies and Axis. You can see the chart below:


Japan known as axis is basically suffering after been bombarded by the atomic bomb. I really didn't find any necessary fact the logic behind the dropping of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. From my own point of view, the America just wanted to test their first own atomic bomb.

So, basically during my study period in Japan, I have been exposed to the "Atomic Bomb" issues almost everyday. The Peace Memorial Park had been my rest place in Hiroshima. Looking at the surrounding, I am impressed by how the Hiroshima people built back their lost "heart". 

So, as the conjunction with google's 70 years on. Remembering the end of World War II, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park had organized the "Aug 6,1945 - Recalling the Lost Neighbourhood" exhibition. You also can find other exhibitions all over the world just by clicking here.

So, to reminiscing my thought on Hiroshima with everyone. Here are some of the photos taken during my visit to the park.

Before
After
item that were collected after the bomb was dropped
item that were collected after the bomb was dropped


Genbaku Dome









Mr. Steven L.  Leeper, the chairman of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation during my stay (2012)


Mrs Keiko Ogura, one of the Hibakusha(atomic bomb survival)


They also have some information electronic devices with Bahasa Melayu
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park now

5 comments:

  1. No matter how bad the incident happened but what we can see now Japan developed so fast.
    All the past just in the history and memory to those who still life now..

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  2. tak boleh nak absorb masuk kepala..huhuhu

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    1. hahaha... tak payah absorb...
      cuci mata tengok gambar sudah.. :)

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  3. Baru nak tanya where are u in the pic. Tengok2 dah ada rupa kucing, meoww :D

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    1. hahaha...
      i just don't like showing my face...

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