The most destructive bombing raid in history was conducted by the United States on Tokyo from the 9th to 10th of March, 1945.
Known as Operation Meetinghouse, many areas of Tokyo (including residential) were totally destroyed.
This was part of a wider bombing campaign which ran from 1944 until the end of the war.
A funeral is conducted in the middle of the rubble.
Between 75 000 and 200 000 people were killed, and some one million were left homeless.
Seen as retaliation for Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, while the bombing in Tokyo actually did very little to stop Japan in World War Two, it worked wonders for pro-war propaganda in the United States.