Bombing Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki Essay

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Bombing Of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
On August 6, 1945 at about 8:15 am the first atomic bomb to ever have been used was air born over the city of Hiroshima in Japan. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the biggest nuclear attack during World War II. After the bombing of Hiroshima a few days later on August 9 a second atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki. The second bomb was originally supposed to be released on the city of Kokura because of its army base that was located 100 miles west of Hiroshima. Because of the weather and the thick clouds over Kokura that day the bomber had to direct the aircraft to Nagasaki. If the clouds would not have split and allowed the bomber to drop the bomb, Nagasaki could have gotten away without any destruction that day. (Atomic Bombs Destroy Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 2008)
Americans bombed Japan but just one month before the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki a meeting was held between Russia, Great Britain, and the United States leaders. The leaders had been told the news that the first nuclear weapon had been used in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Through the next few weeks there was talk between government leaders on how to end the war the quickest way. Leo Szilard and Albert Einstein agreed that Germany should not be the first one to create an atomic weapon. Szilard and Einstein convinced president Truman to help support the research for the atomic bomb. Truman wanted to prove that the US would not allow the expansion of the…

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