National Geographic : 1995 Aug
Up From Ground Zero Hiroshima Fifty years ago, 1,900 feet above this quiet street in Hiroshima, Japan, the world's first atomic weapon exploded in a cataclys mic flash-obliterating 1. ". " wo "oo4 I:oo what was then a garrison ..." .o city ina nation at war with the United States. World War IIended nine days later. Today a modest plaque, at right, marks ground zero. Reborn from rubble and ash, the city isan advo cate of global peace.