The American B-29 bomber circled over the Japanese mainland, reaching 31,000 feet. Then, the crew dropped the first atomic bomb used in wartime, nicknamed "Little Boy," on the city of Hiroshima. It was detonated at 1,900 feet, and sent a mushroom cloud rising ominously into the sky; 70,000 people died in a matter of seconds. Imagine the people that either survived or that were soon to be born, and the fear that the atomic bomb had on them. Robert Cormier used the motif of the atom bomb in his book, Tunes for Bears to Dance To.
Was the United States justified in dropping the atomic bombs in Japan at the end of WWII? FLASH and BOOM! On August 6th, 1945, America dropped the deadliest bomb, atomic bomb, on Hiroshima to end the WWII. Three days later, they dropped another atomic bomb on Nagasaki. They were attacking western part of Japan.
Also, a lot of people died in both the bombing of NAgasaki and Hiroshima. A chart shows that 135,000 people either died or were injured somehow, and at Nagasaki 64,000 people were killed or injured, proving that there is no way every single one of those people hurt were military. Therefore, the bomb was an awful solution to an almost solved
Wilfred Burchett, an Australian Journalist visited the once thriving Japanese city of Hiroshima, just one month after the devastating atomic bomb and did not approve of the devastation it caused. The bomb (little boy) was dropped over the city, killing over 70,000 people and injuring the same number. He was the first correspondent to enter Hiroshima after the bomb was dropped. “I was people in who … are dying … from these effects of bombing … They lost their appetites, their hair fell out … their flesh began rotting away from their bones” (Source A.).
December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed American naval base, Pearl Harbor. In 1942, Japanese internment camps were built to restrict the Japanese in America. In response to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, on August 6, 1945 America bombed the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Hiroshima, by John Hersey, is a journalistic narrative that gives the accounts of six Japanese citizens that endured the atomic bomb. Hersey’s attitude in Hiroshima is to inform others of the consequences of the atomic bomb and the destruction it caused Hiroshima.
An American bomber dropped the world’s first nuclear bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The bombing wiped out almost 90 percent of the city and killed more than 80,000 people and leaving 10,000 more in severe injuries from radiation exposure. Three days later, a second bomb dropped on Nagasaki, killing an over 40,000 people. Japan’s Emperor Hirohito had nothing else to defeat united states so than he announced to Japan to surrender
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.
August 6th of 1945 was the day that President Harry S.Truman decided to end the war for good when he ordered the dropping of the first atomic bomb, named “Little Boy”, on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Two days later, President Truman ordered a second dropping of an atomic bomb named “Fat Man” on the city of Nagasaki because Japan did not surrender after the bombing of Hiroshima. The casualties of these atomic bombs were severe with over an estimated 100,000 people dead (“The Atomic Bomb”). The dropping of the bomb should have never happened because it was highly unnecessary, due to the fact that Japan were practically defeated already. According to William D. Leahy, the Chief of Staff to President Franklin Roosevelt and President Harry Truman and a very close aide to both presidents believed that the surrendering of Japan could be arranged without the use of an atomic bomb and invasions on their mainland.
On August 6th, 1945, the U.S. B-29 aircraft the “Enola Gay” dropped the nuclear bomb “Little Boy” on Hiroshima Japan. During WWII, the Japanese attacked one of our bases in Hawaii called Pearl Harbor. They destroyed around 20 U.S. ships, and 300 planes. They killed around 2,400 soldiers, sailors, and civilians. Americans knew the Japanese were planning some kind of attack on the US, but they never expected it to be at Pearl Harbor.
Barack Obama was the first president to visit Hiroshima, the first site of the world’s first atomic bomb attack in 2016. The threat of nuclear warfare is imminent. The devastation left by the atomic bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima should serve as a reminder of the damage that it can do. The Manhattan Project allowed America to develop and research nuclear weapons. The World’s first successful nuclear chain reaction was achieved in 1942.
On August 6th, 1945, the world was abruptly pushed into the atomic age. An American aircraft named Enola Gay hovered over Japan carrying “Little Boy”, a bomb weighing 9,700 pounds crafted from highly enriched uranium-235. Poised above Aioi Bridge in Hiroshima city, at precisely 8:15 a.m. local time, Little Boy dropped. The explosion destroyed 4 square miles of the city, about 90,000 people were killed instantly and 40,000 were injured. Just three days later, Major General Charles Sweeney dropped a second nuclear bomb on Nagasaki, killing around 37,000 people and injuring another 43,000.
People rode their bikes, pushed wagons, walked and rode their boats down the river. They all had an idea something was going to happen from hearing about it on the radio and all the talk around town. Not knowing the exact time something was going to happen was horrifying for the people all over. 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.
There were 2 atomic bomb that was dropped in the World War II. The 2 atomic bombs is called The Fat Man and The Little Boy. Little boy was dropped on the city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. An American B-29 (a type of plane) called the "Enola Gay" was piloted by Paul W. Tibbets, dropped a uranium atomic bomb that is called The Little Boy, the bomber dropped the world’s first atomic bomb with its name Little Boy on Hiroshima, Hiroshima was Japan's seventh largest city. In minutes, half of the city was destroyed.