“As the executive who ordered the dropping of the bomb, I think the sacrifice of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was urgent and necessary for the prospective welfare of both Japan and the Allies,” Truman on Hiroshima – Nagasaki bombing.
On 7th December 1941, the Japanese destroyed the U.S. naval centre at Pearl Harbor. Overnight, Americans voiced their opinion in favour of “war” against Japan.
Later, in 1945, when American President Harry Truman was in office, Japan refused to surrender. Without any other option in sight, America decided to use the Atomic bomb and end the War.
Thus, the United States still is the one and the only country to have deployed a nuclear weapon.
10 Very Interesting And Unheard Truths About Hiroshima & Nagassaki
1. In reality, more than 45,000 to 83,000 people died in the Hiroshima bombing on August 6th, 1945. It also means a large number of deceased souls were denied the religious rites for a very smooth entry to the next world. In fact, many people have reported seeing ghosts in the Hiroshima prefecture following the bombings.
2. The bomb exploded 1900 ft in the air and the heat generated was so strong that people were killed immediately. In addition, the blast damaged 10 square
3. On 9th August 1945, the Americans bombed Nagasaki. However, the initial target was Kokura and this place was abandoned due to cloud cover. The death toll stood at 50, 000.
5. An American physicist, Bernard Waldman travelled with the crew to capture the Hiroshima But, he failed to open the camera shutter and eventually no records exist.
6. Tsutomu Yamaguchi was one of the few persons who survived both the bombings. He returned to Nagasaki after getting injured in the Hiroshima bomb blast and escaped the second blast. Yamaguchi lived till the ripe old age of 93.
7. In fact, the exact amount of matter that was converted into energy in Hiroshima bomb blast was not more than 700 mg.
8. One of the most devastating bombing disasters of WWII was not Nagasaki or Hiroshima. The Tokyo firebombing by the Americans in the name of Operation Meetinghouse.
9. In the year 1976, John Aristotle Phillips, for his term paper, designed a bomb much powerful than the Nagasaki one. The U.S. government immediately classified that paper. John studied in the Unversity of Princeton.
10. Overall, since the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombing, the world contains a stock of 1,25,000 nuclear weapons. Particularly, Russia and U.S. together own more than 95% of these nuclear weapons stock.
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