The Atomic Bomb On Hiroshima Essay

1927 Words Feb 13th, 2015 8 Pages
On August 6, 1945, the United States used the first atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima at 8:15 in the morning. Hiroshima, as a city, was circular in shape, and the bomb landed a bit northwest of the center of the city making the devastation from the bomb even more catastrophic. Also on August 9, 1945, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki at 11:02 am. The destruction at Nagasaki was not as bad as it was at Hiroshima but was still reported as if every building was under the condition as if it had taken a direct hit by a normal bomb, even on the outskirts of the city (The Effects of the Atomic Bombings). The immediate destruction of the atomic bombs was not the end, they brought along with it many side effects and outcomes. Firstly, there is the obvious shear destructive power of the bombs destroying buildings and land. The land around ground zero at both Hiroshima and Nagasaki were almost completely bare of building or anything for that matter. The buildings far away were impacted by the weight of the shockwave and caught fire due to the heat and the explosion. This destruction of building caused a serious threat for survivors, exposure to the elements while dealing with other effects of the bomb. Most of the housing was made up of rubble of old buildings, tents, and shacks. In Hiroshima a council of victims was created in early December of 1945, these men helped gather and hand out equal building materials to others to rebuild enough to keep warm. This council also helped…

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