The atomic bomb exploded 580m above the ground. As the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, it caused a massive shock wave and radiation that killed more than 100,000 Japanese citizens instantly. When the atomic was released it also created a fireball that began to spread out across the city of Hiroshima. After this tragic event occurred, Japan still had not surrendered to the U.S. unconditionally. Only three days later after the destruction of Hiroshima, on August 9th, 1945 at 11:00 A.M. the U.S. would then drop another atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Nagasaki, which killed thousands more innocent people.
Well, this imagination was turned into a reality back in the year of 1945 when America dropped two powerful atomic bombs on the country of Japan. From 1941 to 1945, America was at war with Japan. America declared war on Japan when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, an important American military naval base. After that incidence, America and Japan had gotten into very bloody battles with each other. Back in August of 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called for a development project to
Truman and the Atomic Bomb In 1945 President Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage, leaving his vice president Truman in charge of ending the war in the pacific with Japan. Truman was left with a plan to invade Japan and end the war in that way. Two weeks into Truman’s presidency he got word of a new type of bomb that could end the war quickly. Truman had to make a hard decision. In August 1945 the first, and last atomic bombs were used in war.
Only an estimate can be provided as the complete destruction assured it was impossible to find all the bodies and missing people. One survivor, Akihiro Takahashi, has missing ears, deformed fingers, and is weakened by chronic illness. A writer for the New York Times describes him as, “a living testimonial to the horrific results of the atomic bomb that exploded over Hiroshima” (Takahashi). Takahashi, who was only 14 at the time, described how the bomb was unlike any other terror in war. He said when the bomb is dropped, “a fireball is created with a temperature of millions of degrees Celsius… followed by a wind that reached 440 meters per second.” He then went on to say, “I myself was blown 10 meters by the blast, and the wind caused [my] skin to peel off, eyes to pop out, and intestines to be blown out of [my] stomach.” The excruciating physical pain caused by this is hard to even imagine, let alone the mental scaring of
Logan Thompson 3rd Hour 3/7/16 The Atomic Bomb When the atomic bomb was dropped the world was changed forever. The Americans dropped the first atomic bomb on the japanese city of Hiroshima and it killed lots people immediately and tens of thousands later from all the radiation.Then after three days there was a second atomic bomb dropped on the city of Nagasaki which killed less but still lots of people. Finally a few day later the Japanese surrendered. The moments that lead to the surrender are the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the testing of the atomic bomb, and then after that the bombing itself. First of all the Japanese bombed pearl harbor on December 7, 1941.Planes from Japan came and attacked our base.
The exposure from the Trinity Bomb test was over 10,000 times more than the recommended dose of radiation that people should be exposed to. Next I’ll tell you about Fat Man. In the implosion type bomb there is a core of plutonium that is wrapped with thousands of pounds of explosives. Fat Man was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. It was the second bomb we dropped during the war.
Introduction: Despite popular belief, the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center was not the first. On February 26, 1993 a truck filled with nearly a ton of explosives drove into the basement of the north tower of the world trade center and was detonated. The explosion destroyed several layers of concrete sub layers and caused a total of 6 deaths and more than 1000 injuries. The explosion also caused the power in the world trade center to shut down, including the emergency lights, following the explosion. It was discovered that the intention of the bomb was to park the bomb at just the right location in the basement of the north tower, so that when the bomb exploded it would cause the tower to lean and fall into the south tower, effectively
Justification for the United States Dropping the Atomic Bomb On August 6, 1945, The US bomber the “Enola Gay” dropped the atomic warhead that would spark controversy for years to come. The warhead that was dropped, “Little Boy” was the first time that there has been the destruction of a large city like Hiroshima within a matter of seconds. Approximately 135 thousand people evaporated (Jennings, Why the Bomb was Dropped) in a matter of seconds after dropping. Shortly after, Major General Charles Sweeney, decided to drop another bomb of which the Japanese city of Nagasaki would be destroyed. The bomb, “Fat Man” was made ready for deployment, and dropped without second thought.
On that day, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory. The bombing killed more than 2,300 Americans. It completely destroyed the American battleship U.S.S. The Battle of the Atlantic is one of the most overlooked battlegrounds of World War II but it proved no less important for control of the vital shipping lanes between North America and Europe. The German U-boat scourge was one of the more deadlier components of the German war machine, a component utilized in World War II as well.
“This attack killed 2,400 soldiers, and left another 1,000 injured” (“Pearl Harbor”). This event marks the start of World War II in
Up to 40,000 feet buildings collapsed, and homes were destroyed up to ½ of a mile of both towns. The total number of houses that were there before the atomic explosion was 50,000, and the total houses and buildings that were destroyed were 19,587, but 30,413 were undamaged. The souls of people who died because of the bomb in Nagasaki 135,000 and the total number of people who died in Hiroshima was 64,000. People died into dust with the nuclear chemicals that were impossible to survive if you were too close to the bomb. People who survived still have nuclear acid in their bodies that can give them numerous amounts of cancer when they grow up if they survived still in their young age.
“[T]he world was never to be the same again.” (Stein 27) The dropping of the atom bomb on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a monumental event that changed the course of human history. The atom bomb was built and developed to help end World War II and it did accomplish that goal by causing the surrender of the Japanese. (Editors of Encyclopaedia par.7) However, the development and use of the atomic bomb opened an era where anyone and everyone was at potential risk of destruction and the survival of the entire human race held hostage to the disputes between international superpowers. An Atomic Bomb is a weapon, or explosive, cause by a quick release of energy from the splitting of the nuclei. Elements like uranium or plutonium are used in the bomb.
Despite their best efforts, the United States prevailed. On August 6th, 1945, an American B-29 bomber drops the world’s first atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The nuclear explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city’s population. A mere three days later, another atomic bomb is dropped on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 40,000 people. On August 15th, Japan’s emperor Hirohito announces the surrender of his country.