Rare Heartbreaking Photos from the Hiroshima Aftermath

WARNING: This post contains images that depict death and horrific injury. It is not for sensitive readers or children, and discretion is advised.

August 6 marks the 70th anniversary of an event that is widely considered a dark moment in human history: the day the American atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.

More than 140,000 people were killed in the initial blast, and many others died from their injuries later. Others were left horrifically disfigured.

These images from that tragic event shows the humanity lost and injured in the blast. Mothers and children covered in blood, and gruesome scenes of destruction are just some of the heartbreaking images in these rare, vintage photos. The devastation is unthinkable.

These images are from the Scotland’s Secret Bunker museum in Fife. More information is available here.

See the dark images in the slideshow above.