Deadly World War II firebombings of Tokyo and other Japanese cities largely ignored

March 9, 2015 7:03 AM

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Deadly World War II firebombings of Tokyo and other Japanese cities largely ignored

This combo of two photos shows initial destruction and reconstruction after the March 10, 1945 firebombing. The top photo taken on March 19, 1945 shows damaged Matsuya department store after Tokyo firebombing. The bottom photo taken 70 years later on Feb. 27, 2015, shows the structure still in use as train station and shopping mall complex in Asakusa district in Tokyo. (AP Photo/The Center of the Tokyo Raids and War Damage, Eugene Hoshiko) (The Associated Press)

This combo of two photos shows initial destruction and reconstruction after the March 10, 1945 firebombing. The top photo taken on March 19, 1945 shows survivors commute through destroyed Nakamise shopping street after Tokyo firebombing. The bottom photo taken 70 years later on March 7, 2015, shows ...

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