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Tsutomu Yamaguchi was a survivor of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings during World War II. Although at least 69 people are known to have been affected by both bombings, he is the only person to have been officially recognized by the government of Japan as surviving both explosions.
originally posted by: silo13
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: pavil
Hiroshima and Nagasaki were both spared in preparation for atomic attack. Both cities were swollen with refugees.
originally posted by: SlowNail
a reply to: intrptr
I never knew that. Sounds like they did all they could to maximise the number of civilians in the blast zone.
so its being " spared " did not have any meaningfull impact on japans ability to wage war in the pacific islands