Effects Of The Atomic Bomb On Hiroshima
President Harry S Truman was the President of the United States from 1945 - 1953. The relationship Japan had with the US was friendly and helpful before the war. US supplied resources and Japan _____. When US stated to short supply the resources and froze Japanese assets, Japan fought back at Pearl …show more content…
Scientist estimated another 500,000 will die if US invaded Japan. This was when the decision was made to drop an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and later on Nagasaki. President Truman was not willing for 500,000 of his troops to die fighting Japan, so The Atomic Bomb must be used.
On the 6th of August 1945 the Enola Gay team dropped the bomb Little Boy on Hiroshima. He spoke on national television within minutes of dropping the bomb. He talks about achievement of the men who created the bomb, “the greatest achievement in organization science in history”. He is proud of what the US has just done, killing 70,000 people within seconds. 9th of August 1945 three days after the Enola Gay team dropped Little Boy on Hiroshima. President Truman quoted, “If Japan does not surrender, bombs will have to be dropped…”, just as another bomb was being dropped on Nagasaki.
After the bombing of Japan, President Truman was happy that he didn’t lose his estimated 500,000 men. “We have used it in order to shorten the agony of war … We shall not forget Pearl Harbor”. This shows he dropped the bomb to end the World War as his American troops needed to come home and not to start another …show more content…
McReynold research and studied the event to bring his perspective through.McReynold was interested about The Atomic bomb leading to The Cold War he researched and investigated as we can see in his article. His perspective is clear that he is not happy with the USs move. “It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan.” McReynold come up with his perspective as his father was in the war. He said they talked a lot about the bombing of Japan. He says President Truman dropped the bomb to start The Cold War, as documented in his title, ‘HIROSHIMA THE FIRST SHOT IN THE COLD WAR’. “Fifty years have passed, and the truth, which was not then immediately clear, now risks being lost.” he is stating that the truth is the US dropped the bomb to start a war with the USSR .
McReynolds studies showed, “July of 1945 that Stalin had reported “a telegram from Jap Emperor asking for peace””. This shows that Japan was ready and wanted peace (surrender) but this was ignored by the US as it wasn’t an unconditional surrender. McReynolds father was serving the US in World War 2 as a Lt. Col. photographing