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Friday, July 27, 2007

WarWWII → Victim of atomic bombing of Hiroshima

The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nuclear attacks during World War II against the Empire of Japan by the United States of America under US President Harry S. Truman. On August 6, 1945, the first choice target, Hiroshima, was having clear weather. At 8:15 a.m. (local time), the Enola Gay's door sprang open and dropped "Little Boy." The bomb exploded 1,900 feet above the city and only missed the target, the Aioi Bridge, by approximately 800 feet. Staff Sergeant George Caron, the tail gunner, described what he saw: "The mushroom cloud itself was a spectacular sight, a bubbling mass of purple-gray smoke and you could see it had a red core in it and everything was burning inside... It looked like lava or molasses covering a whole city..." The cloud is estimated to have reached a height of 40,000 feet.

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Hiroshima's population has been estimated at 350,000; approximately 70,000 died immediately from the explosion and another 70,000 died from radiation within five years. A survivor described the damage to people: "The appearance of people was... well, they all had skin blackened by burns... They had no hair because their hair was burned, and at a glance you couldn't tell whether you were looking at them from in front or in back... They held their arms bent [forward] like this... and their skin - not only on their hands, but on their faces and bodies too - hung down... If there had been only one or two such people... perhaps I would not have had such a strong impression. But wherever I walked I met these people... Many of them died along the road - I can still picture them in my mind -- like walking ghosts..."

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Exactly Omega,The US had a lot of opinions of how deal with Japan. Plus Russia was coming into China. America could have let the Russians take care of it. Japan was so weak that the US was having bombing runs towards the end of the war. Japan was simply out numbered. I don't know why peaple continue to think that Japan at that time was still a major threat to the US.
2011-12-11 22:37:40

To the idiot anonomous guy,
The USA did not have to bomb Hiroshima
and Nagasaki, you dumbass. They hit
civilian cities, but why not the
military first? If it were absolutely
necessary, they could've bombed the
military HQ of Japan, which could've
done enough damage. And the Japanese hed
nowhere close to enough power to take
all of America. They could barely land
on Pearl Harbour!!! Besides allied
troops were being shipped to help the
USA, so they had no fucking point to
bomb Hiroshima or Nagasaki. They only
did it to inflict pain. Think twice and
learn your facts you stupid American!
2011-12-09 05:41:54

2011-12-07 14:31:47

fuck the american
day..they will all burn too.
2011-12-06 13:43:50

would japan have stopped if we would've given up? HELL NO!!! we had to put a stop to them somehow and with a way that would open their eyes to us! We had our backs against the wall with no way out but that way! We brought a new power into the world with those bombs and used them for the good of our country to save every american in pearl harbor, and in every U.S. state that there is! If we would've let japan have the upper hand they would've came to america and killed everyone of our ancestors and destroyed every town and city that we have! We did this for every right reason out there and japan paid! Oh did they pay for it! It was there mistake for what they did! They deserved every bit of atomic bomb we gave them! We should've given them about five more atom bombs! and for every AMERICAN who reads this and doesn't agree with me well you can go FUCK OFF AND MOVE OUT OF OUR COUNTRY!!!
2011-12-05 18:19:26

We did this to put japan in their place. there is nothing wrong with us, it was meant to happen. I'm not saying this to be a dick, i'm saying this because it is true!
2011-12-05 18:19:02

whats with all the racism damn..
2011-12-04 16:25:24

ahahahhahahahahahahaah chink
2011-12-04 01:12:47

Dirty fried rice
The good old days when wars were won by
Americans .nuke all those slanted eye japs you
yellow bastard I blow you into sushi.
2011-11-21 07:00:28

Me love you long time
Where did they find this japanese alien.He looks
like he ate some dirty vagina
2011-11-21 06:53:36

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