base on Tinian Island carrying the massive bomb, Fat Man, which will later be dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. “The Kokura arsenal was the primary target, but it was covered by a heavy ground haze and the bombers couldn’t see the target” (Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 60-years later). The secondary target was the Mitsubishi Torpedo Plant in Nagasaki, Japan. Seventy-four thousand people were killed and seventy-five thousand suffered severe injuries. Nagasaki’s damage was less extensive because the bomb was dropped about two miles off-target.
In the sixty years since World War 2, President Truman 's decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan has been questioned by many people. The bombing caused many deaths but also clearly marked the end of the long drawn-out war. The justifications for the bombing are still however a widely discussed debate. Arguments supporting the justification of the bombing involve the President 's stern belief that the Japanese had brought it on themselves, and that the bombing would end the war and save many American lives. The counter-arguments were that the Japanese were already defeated and so ‘why was it necessary to drop the bomb?”.
The context behind Roosevelt’s speech was the tragedy that was the attack on Pearl Harbor where 2,335 American lives were killed by kamikaze Japanese zeroes, the nation was shocked and wondered why this would happen. Roosevelt’s audience was not only to the people of Congress or the American people, but the
The atomic bomb was a terrible thing. It killed 150,000 in Hiroshima and 75,000 in Nagasaki, plus many survivors became horribly disfigured from the intensive heat, and death from radiation is uncertain it may not kill the victims for days, weeks, months, or even years. (Although the bomb did save the USA from sending foot soldier to Japan, the Japanese were ready to surrender on terms that they can keep their empire and we had no need to use it). Japan was the first to feel the destructive power of the atomic bomb. Killing a quarter of a million people and costing two billion dollars of war replenish.
The nuclear bomb that hit Hiroshima not only destroyed the environment but also destroyed the lives of both the people killed and the survivors that lost so much that day. As the bomb went off, the beautiful city of Hiroshima was destroyed within seconds. The immediate heat that had reached up to ten million degrees celsius combined with the blinding flash of light from the bomb is when the citizens of Hiroshima knew it was the end. “Everything flashed whiter than white she had ever seen.” (Hersey 1169) said a survivor from the bombing. Some of the people didn 't die from the bomb itself but from the falling buildings and tree debris.
When Japan sent their planes to attack the United States Naval Base in Pearl Harbor, they desired to make themselves look strong, but it made a lot of people think that they are heartless and ruthless. This attack destroyed much of the American Pacific Fleet and this brought the
Conflicting stories were told to the newspaper cover up the truth about how the prisoners were treated. I think the significance of this battle was that it was the most shameful and outrageous combat in the American History. Once the prisoners had escaped and was freed they shared the truth about the story. When the US government became knowledgeable about what really took place concerning the march, they were shocked and outraged by the brutality. Thurman demonstrated his anger by the dropping of the Atomic bombs.
Two of the many ways we know about the Earthquake is “Comprehending Calamity” a Personal Narrative by Emma Burke, and “The Horrific Wreck of The City” an Eyewitness Account by Fred Hewitt. After the earthquake the government thought that it would hurt the town to tell them what really happened so know one the true death count of the earthquakes rage, in edition not even the government truly knew how much died on that terrible day as deaths in china town were never even recorded. The event demolished 490 city blocks including 25,000 buildings, and an estimate of 80% of the city was destroyed.“Comprehending Calamity” by Emma Burke and
Even then we were still picking up memories of Pearl Harbor a year later. December 7, 1941 is a date of horror. It killed many people, destroyed airplanes, ships, submarines, and much more. They attacked us because we stopped selling important supplies to them that they needed. Thousands of lives were taken from us but none of them died for nothing.
. necessity”(Freeman). The bomb was dropped to “avoid an invasion of Japan”(PragerU), America not only ended the war, it was done without launching a ground invasion. If America had launched a land invasion than not, only would have American soldiers' lives have been lost, but more Japanese would have died as well.America dropped the bomb as a mean to end the war. Not only did the bomb save lives in the moment, the bomb showed how the bomb affects countries and now America has nuclear weapons deals with other countries to prevent the use of a nuclear weapon like the atomic bomb.
The Japanese surprised us; we didn’t even know what was coming. According to Pearl Harbor-the Bombing Facts, “A U.S. Army private who noticed the large flight of planes on his radar screen was told to ignore them because a flight of B-17’s from the Continental U.S. was expected at the time.” Proof of how genocidal it was is how many U.S. servicemen died- 2,335 of them(Pearl Harbor). Those are the basics of Pearl Harbor, but
As well as being attacked, the United States also played the role of the attacker in August of 1945. This was a deadly nuclear bombing of the Japanese town Hiroshima. This was the first nuclear bomb ever deployed. This horrific explosion killed 90% of Hiroshima’s population, combining the 80,000 of whom the bomb killed immediately, and those who later died of radiation exposure. Three days later, another bomb was dropped Nagasaki, which killed another 40,000.
After Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Islands, President Truman dropped two atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Since then, there has been arguments whether the bombs should have been dropped or not. President Truman’s choice to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was really the only option he had back then. Today, the bombs that President Truman dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki is thought as a horrible event, but Truman dropped the bombs to save American and Japanese lives, and in the end, shortened the war. Before President Truman decidecd to drop the two atomic bombs, the war with the Japanese had no end insight.