The Bombing Of Hiroshima And Hiroshima Essay

1039 Words Jun 7th, 2016 5 Pages
The Bombing of Hiroshima occurred on August 6, 1945. This was a devastating and tragic event in history. The lives of the japanese people and the people of Hiroshimas would forever be changed. Countless lives were lost and many more suffered horrendous after effects of the bombing. The political, economic and social structure were destroyed. Japan and Hiroshima would never be the same.
In 1941 Japanese forces bombed Pearl Harbor. These acts of cruelty led the american government to wage war against the japanese. World War II had now began. As a result of the war , american officials began developing new weapons and technology that would bring their enemies to their knees. The atomic bomb was developed and eventually was found to be the one option that would guarantee victory over the japanese forces. The decision was made and President Truman sent the order to bomb Hiroshima. Hiroshima was an important target because it contained a military base that occupied more than forty thousand japanese troop.Information about the Bombing of Hiroshima was kept under wraps furthering the collapse of order and recovery from these devastating events.
A B­29 bomber by the name of Enola Gay flew over Japan carrying a 9700 pound uranium bomb called little boy. This powerful weapon , when detonated, would be equal to the strength of 15,000 tons of tnt. In the early morning hours on Monday, August 6, 1945, the busy city of hiroshima was bombed. Time now seemed to stand still for the citizens…

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