Atomic Bombing Exhibition Opens in Belgian Battle City

Society Culture

Ypres, Belgium, Nov. 9 (Jiji Press)--An exhibition themed on the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki began on Friday in Ypres, western Belgium, a site of gas warfare during World War I.

The exhibition, which opened ahead of the centennial on Sunday of the end of the war, is designed to communicate to the world the inhumanity of weapons of mass destruction and call for their elimination.

In Ypres, modern chemical weapons were used on a large scale for the first time.

At the opening ceremony of the exhibition, Kenji Shiga, director of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in western Japan, highlighted the significance of the event being held in Ypres.

"I believe visitors will understand that the evolution in the application of science and technology in warfare is rapid and that they should never be used easily," Shiga said.

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