Pearl Harbor The road to war between the United States and Japan began because of the surprise air attack on the United States Navy base on December 7, 1941 in Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor is located on the south side of the Hawaiian island of Oahu and is the home of the U.S Naval Base. This was the first step that brought the United States into World War II. The Japanese attacked the United States without warning; the attack lasted for 110 minutes, from 7:55 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. Within the first two hours of bombing more than 2,400 Americans were dead, 21 ships had been sunk or damaged, and more than 188 U.S aircrafts were destroyed (Jennifer).
Natalie Schwartz Intercultural Communication COM 213- Jean DeNiro Historical Perspective Paper Fall 2011 Pace University November 29th, 2011 On August 6th, 1945 the United States used nuclear weapons to bomb the Japanese city of Nagasaki. Just three days later, on August 9th, 1945 they bombed Hiroshima. This was the first and only time nuclear weapons have been utilized during war. Most Americans supported President Truman’s decision to use the atomic bomb on Japan because it was for the purpose of saving lives and ending the war in order to prevent a land invasion. Americans were also horrified at the event of Pearl Harbor, a naval base on the southern coast of Hawaii, was attacked by Japanese planes, causing the United States to
In this essay the bombing of Japan by the US will be analysed and justified in my personal opinion. The bombs dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 9th 1945 and August 8th 1945 was completely necessary. The result of the atomic bomb being dropped meant that it ended the devastating Second World War, Japan learnt the error of its ways: they were barbaric and cruel to the allied prisoners they had captured; they did not follow the Geneva Convention. Also it ended many other conflicts with Japan. On August 9, 1945, President Harry Truman decided to drop and atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan.
Content from a variety of documents, stories from those who witnessed the event, and writings from Truman's speeches and diary will help reveal if his decision to drop the atomic bombs was justified or not. America was justified in its decision to drop the bomb as if they would of invaded they would of suffered major casualties. The USA military expected 50-80% of its soldiers were to be killed in operation dynamo (the invasion of the Japanese’s home lands) and for it to of lasted to 1948 at the most. This source is valuable because it gives a factual view of what factors of the factors united states had to consider in its decision to drop the atomic bomb but the limitations of this source could be that it does not provide attitudes and feeling of the military towards the atomic bomb. .One of the reason the casualties rate was expected to be so high was that Japan's geography, which made operation dynamo quite obvious to the Japanese also they were able to predict the Allied invasion plans accurately and thus adjust their defensive plan, Operation Ketsugo, accordingly.
We have used it in order to shorten the agony of war, in order to save the lives of thousands and thousands of you of Americans” The debate has grown over whether the atomic bombings were necessary to save lives and win the war, and he argued to drop it after the choice whether or not to use the atomic bomb. It was the most