Personal Narrative Essay: The Bombing Of Hiroshima

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It was just a normal day on December second when The United States dropped an atomic bomb called the “little boy”. One of the survivors who was only three at the time states “I was three years old at the time of the bombing. I don’t remember much, but I do recall that my surroundings turned blindingly white, like a million camera flashes going off at once.” This bomb was carried in the B-29 plane, the bomb weighed an astounding 9,100 pounds and was over 10 feet in length, and had as much force as approximately 15,000 pounds of TNT. If you put that into perspective, imagine a jeep that weighs 9,100 pounds with 15,000 pounds of TNT being dropped on a major city. When the United States dropped the Atomic bomb it also made history as the first…show more content…
It was just before 8:15 Junko was home with her younger sister and her parents were both away. Junko says “ it was a moment of blinding, intense heat.” everything around her was flattened from the bomb and her house was completely destroyed. The shock had sent one of chopsticks completely through her sisters cheek knocking out two of her teeth. The bomb knocked her unconscious and she kept hearing a noise of reverberation impossible to describe. Junko still has flashbacks of the bombing at eighty five. This bombing eventually ended up causing Japan to…show more content…
The bombing of Hiroshima was a direct outcome of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the bombing of Pearl Harbor killed 23,000 Americans. The bombing of Hiroshima killed 150,000 japanese citizens and ruined 90,000 structures, and left a stain in Hiroshima’s history. There were not many survivors In the bombing of Hiroshima, but there were two who came out and talked about what happened in their eyes. They also talked about how it truly affected their lives. The bombing on Hiroshima eventually lead to Japan deciding to surrender to the United States in WW11. World War II affected millions of lives and left a stain in history that will never go
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