The First Atomic Bomb

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This is one of the most discussed topics when it comes to World War II, if not the most. There are different opinions on how the US-Japan war actually started. One debatable argument would be when US declared war on Japan claiming Japanese naval and air forces attacked the USA. It was President Roosevelt who declared the war on Dec 08, 1941. But the infamous “Manhattan Project” that produced the Atomic bomb that went on to write the history was already in the process.

Well it all started when the United States placed a fuel and other metal prohibition on Japan when they were on much need of it against war with China (Gallagher 2). It prompted the Japanese plan of attack on Pearl Harbor. On Dec 6 1941, President Franklin appealed for peace. It was the day before the Japanese Attack. It was more of threat than a peace letter but it was politely and respectfully addressed. Japan didn’t reply a formal response. United States could know that the attack was imminent (Gallagher 3).
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According to the report, the mission went smoothly in every respect. The weather was good, and the crew and equipment functioned perfectly. In every detail, the attack was carried out exactly as planned, and the bomb performed exactly as expected (Gutenberg 13).” Despite Japanese air radar giving the red alert of foreign flying objects entering their territory, the clear sign was given as there were only 3 tiny planes. The early morning of August 6th 1945, American planes dropped the bomb on Hirosima around 8:15 am. The loud explosion of bomb was followed by falling buildings, fires, dust, smokes and darkness. A great scar on the land, still burning, and covered by a heavy cloud of smoke, was all that was left of a great city (Gutenberg 13). Japanese officers were unaware of the reason for the explosion and burning down of Hirosima up until Washington announced their action about 16 hours later. The bomb was named “Little

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