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Newer Post Older Post Home. In both cities, most of the dead were civilians, although Hiroshima had a sizeable garrison.

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This page was last edited on 10 Januaryat One huge raid alone on Tokyo, in the night of March 9 continuing into the early morning of March 10 is thought to have killedJapanese. The following other wikis use this file: Views View Edit History. Nagasaki remains first and foremost a port city, supporting a rich ship building industry and setting a strong example of perseverance and peace. Truman told the cabinet he had given orders that no further atomic bombs should be dropped on Japan without his explicit authority” also page In addition, the destruction of Japanese shipping and of the Japanese Navy had resulted in mass shortages of food and everything else and that nation was already beginning to starve.

The melted rocks were pretty and souveneers were taken.

Public domain Public domain false false. Which two cities in Japan were bombed by the U. About Me wwiihistory View my complete profile. I got wondering to what the consequences would’ve been if the Japanese failed to surrender after the bombings? New temples were built, as well as new churches due to an increase in the presence of Christianity. New structures were also raised as memorials, such as the Atomic Bomb Museum. Cushing OK 14, posts, read 16, times Reputation: Originally Posted by ovcatto There is another school of thought believed that Japan was already defeated and that an invasion would have been unnecessary and considering the final terms of the “unconditional” surrender, I tend to agree.

President Truman himself said ” The world will note that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, a military base.


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Originally Posted by Dumbdowndemocrats If Japan did not surrendered the cost in lives by invading their homeland would of been huge and it is a sure bet that many of you on C-D posting would not have been born. During the following months, large numbers died from the effect of burns, radiation sickness, and other injuries, compounded by illness.

By the end of the war Japan had an advanced development program for a couple of jet fighters that would have brought havoc to the Pacific fleet. This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it. August 9th, 4. The document shows that there was a third bomb that could have been dropped on August 19th.

The bombings led, in part, to post-war Japan’s adopting Three Non-Nuclear Principles, forbidding the nation from nuclear armament. Retrieved from ” https: They wanted to save them up and unleash “shock and awe” in preparation for the invasion. It is free and quick.

On August 9,Nagasaki was the target of the United States’ second atomic bomb attack and the second detonation of a plutonium bomb; the first was tested in central New Mexico, USA at The wiki article contained a link to an interesting primary source transcript where General Hull one of the top U. Truman Presidential Library and Museum.

The possibility exists that we could have dropped an atomic weapon on Japan every 10 days ad infinitum albeit edy bombs being produced had htpt lower yield closer to the Hiroshima bomb, despite being of the same design as the Nagasaki bomb.

It relates the basic principle behind the Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombings. Retrieved 3 January Additional giveaways are planned. What day was the Bomb “Fat Man” dropped on? Posted by wwiihistory at 8: After that they pegged production at the rate of 1 bomb every 10 days from there on out.

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Some forums can only be seen by registered members. These are the locations of the atomic bomb drops of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They also would have been a very effective countermeasure to Allied bombing raids that Japan theretofore had very little defense against. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were announced as attacks on military bases–but they were civilian cities.

General Curtis Lemay’s B’s, flying out of Tinian and Saipan in the Marianas, incinerated many Japanese cities and killed far more Japanese than the two atomic bombs combined. Originally Posted by nightbird47 Once they discovered the degree of the effects I wonder if they would have opted for intense firebombing and other conventional means in the end despite the plan.

Hastings is very careful with his facts, always stating if there is doubt about something, so I think we can rely on the above.

The numbered items are military and industrial installations with the percentages of total destruction. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

A2 – WWII History: Nagasaki and Hiroshima Bombings

Collateral damage–or ruthless murder? The might well have created a hot zone which would be roped off even today. The entire locker system was put in a lead lined container and cemented in and dumped in the ocean.

Max Hastings states on page in Retribution”A third [atomic] weapon would be ready for delivery on August 19″. If Japan did not surrendered the cost in lives by invading their homeland would of been huge htfp it is a sure bet that many of you on C-D posting would not have been born.

This bomb was supposed to be more destructive than “Little Boy” but exploded in a valley, and therefore did roughly the same amount nsarchuv damage as Little Boy.