AS91002 History 1.2 - Hiroshima & Nagasaki from a New Zealand perspective. The Decision to Drop the Bomb. Winston Churchill, Harry Truman, and Josef Stalin meet at the Potsdam Conference.
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They discussed the post-war order and peace treaty issues.
America had the bomb. Now what? When Harry Truman learned of the success of the Manhattan Project, he knew he was faced with a decision of unprecedented gravity. The capacity to end the war with Japan was in his hands, but it would involve unleashing the most terrible weapon ever known. American soldiers and civilians were weary from four years of war, yet the Japanese military was refusing to give up their fight. A "mushroom" cloud rises over the city of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, following the detonation of "Fat Man. " For Truman, the choice whether or not to use the atomic bomb was the most difficult decision of his life.
First, an Allied demand for an immediate unconditional surrender was made to the leadership in Japan. 1945: US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima. 1945: US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima The first atomic bomb has been dropped by a United States aircraft on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
President Harry S Truman, announcing the news from the cruiser, USS Augusta, in the mid-Atlantic, said the device was more than 2,000 times more powerful than the largest bomb used to date. An accurate assessment of the damage caused has so far been impossible due to a huge cloud of impenetrable dust covering the target. Hiroshima is one of the chief supply depots for the Japanese army. The bomb was dropped from an American B-29 Superfortress, known as Enola Gay, at 0815 local time. 1945: Atom bomb hits Nagasaki. 1945: Atom bomb hits Nagasaki American forces have dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki - the second such attack on Japan in three days.
The bomb was dropped by parachute from an American B29 Bomber at 1102 local time.
Wikipedia: Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In August 1945, during the final stage of the Second World War, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The two bombings, which killed at least 129,000 people, remain the only use of nuclear weapons for warfare in human history. Background Pacific War Main article: Pacific War As the Allied advance moved inexorably towards Japan, conditions became steadily worse for the Japanese people. Preparations to invade Japan.
Videos. Consequences of the Atomic Bomb [see Comments]
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Atom Bomb photos, movies, & videos.
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Online databases. Hiroshima & Nagasaki images. The National Peace Memorial Halls for the Atomic Bomb Victims in Hiroshima and Nagasaki Global Network [survivor stories]
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