The Cold War was not a very “cold war” or fought in a cold weather, it was a war between the USA and the Soviet Union. Both countries owned the weapon of mass destruction, namely, the atomic bomb. The atomic bomb is what killed masses of people in the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WW2. In both nations people were all afraid of atomic bombs so they practiced a kind of self defense technique called “duck and cover”. This method imitated the turtle’s defense technique, hiding back inside its shell when danger was near.
The enigma code was a vital part of the Germans communication to each other. The Allis used the code to intercept the German message and find out things about their armies and strategies and what they were planning on doing. When the code was fist Brocken the message they deciphers was a bombing of British ships, the people who broke it couldn’t tell anyone that they had broken the code, they were to scared of Germany finding out that there code has been broken. If Germany had found out that the code was broken they would have changed it, England couldn’t afford Germany finding
The end goal here was to utilize the plague in bombs which were to be deployed against enemy cities and military personnel; once a subject had been exposed to any of the above conditions, he or she was likely subject to dissection without anesthetic. The purpose of cutting open live, unsedated subjects was to observe the effects of the experiment without the potential effects of anesthesia on the human body. Unit 731 committed large-scale, systematic crimes against humanity and ethnicity. Those crimes must be revealed and recorded, so that humanity can remember the price of peace and cherish it. Some countries in Europe are still suffering from war, which is proof that humanity needs constant reminders of how important peace is.
Unit 731, one of my real life situations, held numerous human experimentations, particularly on Korean civilians. What is interesting to me is that because of the alarming STD/VD rates rising among the army’s soldiers, they began experimenting on Koreans in Unit 731 by injected them with syphilis to research a cure. It was alarming to me to discover two war crimes by the Japanese during World War II through two different IB courses. Without the requirement of an internal assessment or TOK presentation, I can honestly state that I would never have learned about these topics in
The missing viewpoint is highlighted when it states, “Sixteen hours ago an American airplane dropped one bomb on Hiroshima, an important Japanese Army base” (185). The atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima would be told in a much different way from the Japanese perspective. This is an event many Americans felt was necessary to end the war with a country that would fight till death to bring honor. However, many Japanese people felt this was a needless war crime that resulted in deaths of innocent civilians. It is much easier for Americans to relay this event as a factual occurrence, but to those still feeling and have felt the
The alternative for President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his advisors was doing nothing and letting Nazi Germany develop atomic power and going on to use it to conquer the world. The United States of America wanted to end World War II on both the Atlantic and Pacific fronts and needed the quickest possible method to do so. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s advisors concluded that hundreds of thousands of American lives would be lost on an assault on the island of Japan. The U.S. Armed Forces was over 16,000,000 strong and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s main motive for dropping the atom bombs was to save American lives.5 The fact of the matter is World War II was started by the Axis powers which were Germany, Italy and Japan. The Axis powers alone turned Europe upside down.
Gas masks have been used for military, riot police, industrial and for citizen use. For the military sometimes has to fight in very toxic areas therefore they need gas masks to help them. For the riot police there are times where they need to shoot tear gas at people because a large group of people are disobeying the law and need to disperse. The industrial will have gas masks sometimes because there could be o zones in some areas and at least this way you could strap on an air tank and go in and be fine. For they citizen use is either used for decoration, collection, dooms day prepping or just to have if ever needed.
The dropping of the atomic bombs on World War II on the city of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a very important part of World War II. The atomic bomb ended the war between America and Japan. This was just one of the important events during the battle in World War II. The Battle at Pearl Harbor, where the Japanese attacked U.S. soil was also why the americans bombed Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Some believe that the United States was correct in dropping these bombs on Japan because of the attack on Pearl Harbor while others believe that it was very wrong to dropped the bomb.
The atomic bomb was a nuclear weapon of war, and the first of these bombs were dropped on two Japanese during the second world war. The dropping of the atomic bomb was justified because of the fact that Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor, they had participated in many atrocities and a land invasion would have caused more of the allies to die. It’s because of these big reasons that the United States had to drop the atomic bomb because without it the Japanese would’ve just continued to fight and kill more allies. The atomic bomb also showed the Japanese and the axis powers that they were a nation not to fight with. The atomic bomb being dropped was justified due to the fact the Japanese had attacked the U.S. at a military base named Pearl Harbor.
The allies knew that it was going to be a risky process trying to defeat Hitler but they knew that in order to have a successful operation they would have to do the unexpected. I admire their courage and confidence as they went about this. In Sun Tzu’s, The Art of War there is a chapter titled, “Attack by Fire”. After reading this, I was able to capture some similar methods from Patton’s Ghost Army. In, The Art of War, Sun Tzu states, “And therefore, it is said that enlightened rulers must deliberate upon the plans to go to battle, and good generals carefully execute them” (Tzu, 172).
Roosevelt. It was December 7, 1941 when the United States was deliberately attacked by air and naval forces of Japan. The Japanese targeted Pearl Harbor which is located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The Japanese naval forces caught America completely off guard. The Americans believed that the harbor was too shallow for an attack by torpedoes dropped from airplanes because the required depth for it to be possible is about 75 feet and Pearl Harbor is approximately 45 feet deep.
Fun facts about D-day. D-day was originally scheduled for June 5th but bad weather conditions influenced Dwight Eisenhower to delay the invasion. In 1943 an early copy of the plans blew out a window of the Norfolk house in London a man walking by turned them saying his eyesight was to bad to read them. At 3am 1900 allied bombers attacked German lines staggering 7million pounds of bombs were dropped that day. Defences on the beaches included concrete gun emplacements, wooden stakes, mines, anti tank obstacles barbed wire, and bobby traps.
John Hersey wrote that “[Mrs. Nakamura] immediately turned 4 on the radio, which … [was] broadcasting a fresh warning”. Along with radio warnings there were also rumors that Hiroshima might be hit with bombs and air raid alarms when enemy planes flew over the city. Truman also dropped leaflets on many different Japanese cities a month before the attach informing them of what could happen if they did not surrender. PBS translated the leaflets which said that “we shall resolutely employ this bomb and all our other superior weapons to promptly and forcefully end the war”. With the warnings given by radio, alarms, and leaflets, this demonstrates that the Japanese knew what could happen to their beloved city and decided not to evacuate their cities.
The first major invention was the Hypo gas mask or the British Smoke hood by Dr. Cluny Macpherson in 1915. It was made from a German soldier’s helmet, to which a canvas hood, eyepieces and a breathing tube was added. Chemicals such as glycerine and sodium thiosulphate were put on the mask that would absorb the chlorine, preventing the soldiers from inhaling it. It was adopted by the British army in 1915 after certain improvements. In the battle of Ypres, the most unconventional and cruel weapon was used, chlorine gas.
The bombing also delayed the use of Hitler’s Vergeltungswaffe rockets. Operation Hydra was an allied strategic bombing raid on the Peenemünde Army Research Centre on the 17th/18th August 1943. These raids, according to Joseph Goebbels, caused a setback of ‘six to eight weeks’ in terms of the testing of the revolutionary weapon. This setback meant that the development of the V-2 Rocket occurred too late to become a significant factor in the outcome of the war and hence Allied Strategic Bombing was greatly significant in these regards. Allied Strategic Bombing also