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The Bombing of Hiroshima

Discussion in 'The War In The Pacific' started by Jim, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. Jim

    Jim New Member

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    The Bombing of Hiroshima took place on August 6, 1945. A United States Air Force B-29 aircraft, called the "Enola Gay", dropped the "Little Boy" atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. It was U.S. President Harry S. Truman, who made the decision for the atomic Bombing of Hiroshima. Truman believed that a Bombing of Hiroshima would bring a quick resolution of the war. Hiroshima was chosen for the bombing due to its large size and being an important army depot. It had also been reported that Hiroshima was the only targeted city without a prisoner of war camp.

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    It is believed that at the time of the Bombing of Hiroshima the population was approximately 255,000. It was the first atomic bomb ever used in war. It ended up killing between 130,000 to 150,000 people. It is hard to get an accurate figure on the death toll from the Bombing of Hiroshima due to several factors such as politics and poor record keeping. Many people died years after the Bombing of Hiroshima due to radiation exposure.

    The bomb levelled Hiroshima to the ground. It exploded with the force of 12,000 tons of TNT on Hiroshima. The heat from the explosion exceeded 50 million degrees Fahrenheit at the center of the fireball.

    For decades after the bombing, historians, survivors, and politicians have debated the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

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    On that day most Filipino was happy. We have taken quite a blow from Japanese, for us, it is payday. For Japanese, this the time when their economy fall, yet they have manage to survive.
     
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    Are the Philippians still hostile towards the Japanese today AzraelValley ..
     
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    Because of their warrior mentality, the Japanese soldiers would have fought until the last drop of their blood and taken many of our brave soldiers with them. Truman was right in dropping the bomb. In the end, the comes down to us or them, and I'd rather have it be them.
     

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