Hiroshima. Never again

Place Asia: Japan, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
Accession Number ARTV08874
Collection type Art
Measurement Sheet: 91.1 x 57.9 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description photoscreenprint
Maker Debenham, Pam
Debenham, Pam
Debenham, Pam
Date made 1983
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Period 1980-1989

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


An anti-nuclear protest poster featuring the characteristic mushroom cloud of an atomic explosion as the main design component. In the upper segment is the B-29 Superfortress bomber 'Enola Gay', which dropped its cargo of a nuclear bomb over Hiroshima, and a photograph of Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., Pilot of the 'Enola Gay', waving from his cockpit before the takeoff, on Tinian island, 06 August 6, 1945 (Source: EPA/US National Archive). Overlaid in the lower forground is a sillouhette of 'Little boy' which detonated over Hiroshima, within which is an image of Allied personnel looking across the devastated city.