“The American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945” (Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki). The bomb killed eighty thousand people instantly. Radiation exposure killed tens of thousands more. The bomb destroyed ninety percent of one of Japan’s biggest cities in an instant. Therefore, the event that occurred at Hiroshima was a huge shock to the
The Enola Gay at 8:16 AM. The people in Hiroshima were working, studying, and playing; then, their lives changed forever or ceased to exist. Over 80,000 people were instantly killed and more than 36,000 were injured when the atomic bomb exploded in Hiroshima. A year after the bomb was dropped, more 60,000 people died from the invisible killer, radiation poisoning. U.S. President Harry S. Truman, discouraged by the Japanese response to the Potsdam Conference’s demand for unconditional surrender, made the decision to use the atom bomb to end the war in order to prevent what he predicted would be a much greater loss of life were the United States to invade the Japanese mainland.
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.
SO three years after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Truman decided that the best way off calling off war and taking revenge was through setting off an atomic bomb on to Japanese. In 1945 on the 6th of august with Truman’s command, an atomic bomb was set off on Hiroshima The explosion killed over 90 percent of the city, immediately killing an estimated sum of 80,000 people, but during that time It was believed that more people would die, due to the radiation activity that took place .And most of all, its exposure to the civilians. This noxious bomb was equivalent to an amount of 20,000 tons of trinitrotoluene (TNT) that was created during the Manhattan Project from 1941 to 1945. However, Three days after, Harry Truman ordered for a drop of the second atomic bomb over the city of Nagasaki an estimated result of 40,000 people killed and another 25,000 were expected to have resulted in dyeing as a result of radiation activity. In this essay I will set out in explaining the benefits of this decision of Truman and some of the alternates he would have taken instead of taking such a drastic move.
The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki In an attempt to end World War II early, Harry Truman decided to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to save thousands of American lives at any cost. It has been categorized as the current deadliest bomb at that time, bringing terror to everyone and killing about 220,000 people, most of them innocent in both cities combined. During the war, the U.S. had lost a few battles against Japan, also losing thousands of American lives. And if the U.S. wouldn’t have dropped that bomb who knows maybe thousands of more American lives could have been lost and god knows when World War II would end. It was necessary for the U.S. to drop the atom bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Had Truman not dropped the bombs on Nagasaki many American lives would have needlessly been lost. The atomic bombs destroyed many thinks in their wake as nearly 140,000 Japanese lives were taken (). Scientists witnessed the utter power of these weapons of mass destruction and tried to control it, thus bringing forth the atomic age. The energy in an atomic bomb can be harvested and controlled in order to provide safe and clean energy. Though the plan was for a reliable energy source for the world, things took tragic turns as inevitable accidents occurred.
In total, approximately 200,000 Chinese died of plague, cholera, anthrax and other diseases caused by Japanese biological warfares. The very type of germ shells was called “Uji” bombs. They were designed to bust hundreds feet above the ground and pour the infected fleas to the targets. This kind of bomb stuck American east coast as well, just before Japan’s Surrender. An I-400 type Japanese submarine—it was also an aircraft carrier—approached New York and and sent its aircraft “Seiran” to bomb the cities with the “Uji” bombs.
The atomic bombs brought World War II right to Japan’s doorstep. This wasn’t a war fought in Europe anymore- Japan was in the middle of a devastating attack. This attack urged Japanese leaders to surrender. The Japanese had lost more than soldiers. They lost citizens- men, women, children, and, most importantly, their pride in themselves and their country.
“Yesterday, December 7,1941 --- a date which will live in infamy- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” - Franklin Roosevelt. December 7th 1941. When Japanese bombers made a bombing run in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii sinking two ships. The USS Arizona taking down 1,117 with it, The USS Oklahoma went down as well taking 429 crew members with it. Overall 2403 people died by this surprise from the nation of the rising sun.
To illustrate the destructive effect of the atomic bomb, On August 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure. Three days later, a second B-29 dropped another A-bomb on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 40,000 people. Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced his country’s unconditional surrender in World War II in a radio address on August 15, citing the devastating power of “a new and most cruel bomb.” Hiroshima’s devastation failed to elicit immediate Japanese surrender, however, and on August 9 Major Charles Sweeney flew another B-29 bomber, Bockscar, from Tinian. Thick clouds over the primary target, the city of Kokura, drove Sweeney to a secondary target, Nagasaki, where the plutonium bomb “Fat