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For more than 70 years, Hiroshima resident Tokuo Shimizu kept the gruesome memories of the hellish scenes he saw at ground zero the day after the atomic bombing to himself.

But at the age of 86, Shimizu has decided to share his A-bomb memories with younger generations to pass on the message that human beings should never wage war again.

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