See the L.A. Times’ Aug. 10, 1945 front page, the day after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki
At 11:02 a.m. on Aug. 9, 1945, a five-ton plutonium bomb exploded above Nagasaki, Japan, killing 70,000. Three days prior, the world’s first atomic bomb killed 140,000 people in Hiroshima.
Many survivors have suffered lasting effects from the radiation.
The front page of The Times on Aug. 10 noted a “pall rising 20,000 feet.” In headlines and news stories during World War II, The Times frequently described Japan and its people in offensive language that the paper would not use today.