Analysis Of Los Alamos

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The documentary starts off with the testing of the first Atomic Bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico on July 14th, 1945. The weapon was originally intended for use against the Germans but since there surrender in early June the bomb has been reassigned for use against Japan as a way to avoided island hopping a full-scale invasion. The bomb was a part of the famous Manhattan project and cost 3 years and 2 million dollars to build. At the test in Los Alamos, it vaporized the tower it was dropped from, and turn the sand into the glass as the equivalent of 67 pounds of TNT exploded with very intense heat. The test became a success and was ready to be used in the war against japan. “I have become death destroyer of worlds,” Robert Oppenheimer said this when he saw the test results from Los Alamos and saw its destruction potential it could have on those that come in contact with it. President Truman and the other Allies get together to write the demand for japans surrender so no one else would have to die. These were given before but this documentary focused on the new revision of demands for Japanese from the Potsdam conference which states …show more content…
I, however, this documentary is very one-sided showing the sorrow lying with just the people of japan when the other side of the story had to make a choice between deaths of some over the lives of many. I felt a little cheated on the feelings of 2016 issues with Atomic bombs and what could I learn from the documentary involving the decisions to use such a weapon. The documentary itself was very well put together and the argument was in a good chronological order showing different characters as they came up in the story line. I felt this documentary was slanted because it wanted me to feel overwhelming empathy toward the Japanese people. Overall though I would recommend this to a friend just to give a personal face to the bombing

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