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Hiroshima watch with hands stuck at exact time of bombing sells for $31,113 (£24,550) at auction


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A melted watch frozen in time during the Hiroshima bombing has been sold for more than $31,000 (£24,000) at auction.

The wristwatch shows the exact moment the atomic bomb was detonated over the Japanese city, at 8.15am on 6 August 1945, during the final days of the Second World War, according to Boston-based auction house, RR Auction.

The brass-toned timepiece is believed to have been recovered from the ruins of the blast zone by a British soldier on a mission to provide emergency supplies and assess the damage.

It fetched a total of $31,113 (£24,550) at auction on Thursday, with a number of other historically significant items also listed.

https://news.sky.com/story/hiroshima-watch-with-hands-stuck-at-exact-time-of-bombing-sells-for-thousands-13079385

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