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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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Martina
Oh yea... so then it's better to do inhumane step than to loose in war... don't forget that in Europe the second war was finished in MAY 1945, this happend in JULY - it wasn't the second world war at all... it was just american stupid pride for nothing...
2014-02-22 17:08:16

Don't worry about it
Stop giving other reasons why they shouldn't have
dropped the bomb. It was so Japan didn't win the
war because they were on gemany's side. If the
U.S would've attacked Japan we would've lost. It
was pretty much the only way to end the war.
Everyone who built the bomb felt really bad after.
Read the book bomb if you want to truely
understand. The past is in the past. There is
nothing to do about it. We need to move on. War
is bad but what happened, happened. Move on
and stop yelling at America. We know we did
something really bad. So please stop.
2014-02-15 19:23:38

v
sorry about somd of the spelling im sure u get what im
saying its up to us we sould ask areselfs do we want to
want to hang on the past or join as one to make abetter
futer its up to everybody to think about that one.
2014-02-11 06:13:46

voutor
war is hell we just need to get over some things so the futer
can move on to more bigger things tha happened in the
past
2014-02-11 06:09:39

voutor
well somewere in that order PLEASE DO THE US A Favor
SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT IT AND LET IT GO ,STOP
BEING BUTT HURT BECUSE THE USA RAPED U IN THE
DARK
2014-02-11 06:05:26

voutor
u all beside the US are retards frome hell we did what had
to be done stop being butt hurt over it a shut the fuck up
.nobody fucking cares its happen its done so on the behalf
of the behalf people of the USA WE STOP BEING BUTT
HURT WHATS DONE IS DONE GET OVER IT
2014-02-11 06:01:06

dane perry
war is hell
2014-02-11 02:08:41

J.R
NO the reason why they bombed them was
to stop the war they didnt just want to
test their bomb it was to end the war,
cuz japan was going ape shit, and
wouldnt stop no mater how many of their
soldiers they killed.
2014-02-09 20:07:25

BB
"Instead of bombing innocent citizens,
why
don't you attack the military base..the
people who actually bombed Pearl Harbor"

Apparrently the US wanted to try out their
new "toy" and they did not give a shit
about how many innocent ppl would die or
suffer.
2014-02-09 01:08:54

llama
Instead of bombing innocent citizens, why
don't you attack the military base..the
people who actually bombed Pearl Harbor
2014-02-06 03:52:39

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