Tibets, dropped the uranium atomic bomb "Little Boy" on Hiroshima, Japan's seventh largest city. In minutes, half of the city was annihilated. Granite Stone was incinerated by the nuke's explosive energy 1 square kilometre from the hypocentre of the detonation point. Based on U.S estimates, about 120,000 civilians and 20,000 soldiers were killed from both nuclear bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Most died not because of the blast, but because of the nuclear aftermath and radiation sicknesses and diseases, such as leukemia.
The project was headed by Major Leslie R. It became known as “The Manhattan Project”. It was kept top secret against almost everyone and the military soldiers. After six months of bombing the Japanese we dropped the bomb Know as “Little Boy” and was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. We then doped another bomb Called “Fat Man”, and was dropped over Nagasaki. I do agree of dropping the bomb because it did save a lot of lives.
LISTENING QUESTIONS Chapter 1: The Bomb 1. After whom was the plane carrying the bomb dropped on Hiroshima named? The pilot Colonel Tibbett’s mother, Enola Gay 2. What was the purpose of dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima? Bomb will finally end a long and horrible war.
The reading, “The Biggest Decision: Why We Had to Drop the Bomb,” by Robert James Maddox, explains the process taken in for the Americas to decide to drop the two newly discovered atomic bombs over the Japanese homeland cities of Hiroshima and three days later Nagasaki. Americans should be well informed on this information. This is a perfect article for this class because it marks a very important milestone in our nation’s history. The Japanese were a strong powerful enemy of the US during the end of WWII. “The Japanese had more than 2,000,000 troops in the home lands, and were training millions of irregulars” pg.
Was the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan justifiable? In the May of 1945, Germany surrendered to the Allies and WW2 was coming to an end. However by August, Japan was still fighting, so the USA asked Japan to stop fighting or face ‘Total destruction’. Japan did not surrender, and on the 6th August USA dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, a Japanese City, killing 150,000. On August 9th, three days later, Japan still hadn’t said they surrendered and the USA dropped another atomic bomb on Nagasaki, killing 50,000.
August 6 1945, moments after the humming of a B-29 was out of hearing range, an extremely bright flash of light and a large boom came over the Japanese city Hiroshima. The orange glowing mushroom cloud signaled the quick destruction of Hiroshima, this was the first of two atomic bomb droppings on Japan during World War II. The decision to drop the two A- bombs was made by the United States in order to bring an end to WWII. However, was dropping the Atomic Bomb necessary to end World War II? The Potsdam Declaration, issued in July, demanded that Japan surrender unconditionally by August third or face “prompt and utter destruction.” The Japanese did not surrender, and destruction promptly came in the form of the atom bomb.
Well, the Japanese had demonstrated near-fanatical resistance, fighting to almost the last man on Pacific islands, committing mass suicide of Saipan and unleashing kamikaze attacks at Okinawa. Firebombing had killed 100,000 in Tokyo with no discernible political effect, and the atomic bomb was the only way to jolt Japan’s leadership to surrender. With only two bombs ready, it was way too risky to “waste” one in a demonstration over an unpopulated area. If there was an invasion of Japan by the Allies, there would have been casualties on both sides that could easily have exceeded the toll at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The two targeted cities would have probably been firebombed anyway.
Japanese pilots would crash their planes into US ships. The biggest strategy and best technological advancement was the atomic bomb. This bomb ended the war with its powerful explosion and radiation rays, WWI did not have this advantage. Without the differences between the wars, America could not have improved their weapons and
Without a warning hundreds of thousands of Hiroshima residents were instantly killed by an atomic bomb the size of a small home, devouring the entire city. Being the first nuclear weapon in history, President Truman claimed the results were not intended to be so powerful and destructive as they proved to be. Truman believed that by dropping the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the war would end. Although it did just that, there were many other peaceful ways of resolving this war. Both countries wanted the
Marisa Tolmich March 12th, 2014 U.S. History Period 2 On August 6, 1945, during World War II, an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out nearly 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; tens of thousands more died of radiation exposure later on. Three days later, a second B-29 dropped another A-bomb on Nagasaki, killing an approximately 40,000 people. Hirohito, Japan’s Emperor announced his country’s unreserved surrender in World War II on the radio on August 15. Even before the outbreak of war in 1939, a group of American scientists became concerned with nuclear weapons research being conducted in Nazi Germany.