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  Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hiroshima was the primary target (the secondary was Kokura and a third "tertiary" target was Nagasaki) of the first U.S. nuclear attack mission, on August 6, 1945.
Nagasaki during World War II Urakami Tenshudo (Catholic Church in Nagasaki) in January, 1946, destroyed by the atomic bomb, the dome of the church having toppled off.
It is estimated that one in seven of the Hiroshima victims was of Korean ancestry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Atomic_bombings_of_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki   (8841 words)

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The Hiroshima bomb was ready awaiting suitable weather on July 31st, and the Nagasaki bomb was used as soon after the Hiroshima bomb as it was practicable to operate the second mission.
Since the atomic bomb was expected to produce its greatest amount of damage by primary blast effect, and next greatest by fires, the targets should contain a large percentage of closely-built frame buildings and other construction that would be most susceptible to damage by blast and fire.
Nagasaki had been permitted to grow for many years without conforming to any definite city zoning plan and therefore residences were constructed adjacent to factory buildings and to each other almost as close as it was possible to build them throughout the entire industrial valley.
www.ibiblio.org /pub/docs/books/gutenberg/etext96/abomb10.txt   (21186 words)

 The Avalon Project : The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Hiroshima was the primary target of the first atomic bomb mission.
Nagasaki had never been subjected to large scale bombing prior to the explosion of the atomic bomb there.
While the damage from these few bombs were relatively small, it created considerable concern in Nagasaki and a number of people, principally school children, were evacuated to rural areas for safety, thus reducing the population in the city at the time of the atomic attack.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/abomb/mp07.htm   (1168 words)

 A Photo-Essay on the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Unlike Hiroshima, Nagasaki lies in a series of narrow valleys bordered by mountains in the east and west.
The Atomic Shadow--The shadows of the parapets were imprinted on the road surface of the Yorozuyo Bridge, 1/2 of a mile south-southwest of the hypocenter.
The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the Manhattan Engineer District, June 29, 1946.
www.english.uiuc.edu /maps/poets/g_l/levine/bombing.htm   (1027 words)

 NSDL Metadata Record -- Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
This article examines the events that led up to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and concludes that the declaration of war by the Soviet Union against Japan and the revision of the terms of Japanese surrender by the Americans were far more important factors than the atomic bombings in ending World War II.
The author describes the discussion within the U.S. government on how the atomic bombs should be used, and explains how Japan became a target for the atomic bombs built by scientists who had originally envisioned deterrence against Germany.
He then looks at the Japanese government?s reaction to the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki and to the entrance of the Soviet Union into the war and evaluates the role of those events in influencing the decision to surrender.
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The usage of atomic bombs is not a terrible thing in itself at my opinion, not at least if compared with the relatively recent genocides of Rwanda and former Yugoslavia.
The atomic bomb which was dropped in Hiroshima had "only" the explosive power of about 20 kilotons, which is not much when compared with the modern intercontinental missiles which are able to carry payloads of hundreds of kilotons.
One thing that also strongly speaks against the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is the claim that Japan had already unofficially surrendered before the bombing, and USA just wanted to test the efficiency of their newly developed toy, the atomic bomb.
www.kolumbus.fi /aapkal/abomb.htm   (307 words)

 GREENPEACE UK | Environmental Issues | GM Food | Nuclear Power
The atomic shock waves killed all those within a wide radius and in the area beyond radiation meant many more died or suffered from leukemia over the coming days, months and years.
After the nuclear attack, Hiroshima was rebuilt as a peace memorial city, and the closest surviving building to the location of the bomb's detonation was designated the Hiroshima Peace Memorial.
At the time the US government justified the use of the atomic bombs by speaking about revenge for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the Japanese refusal to accept the Allied demand for unconditional surrender.
www.greenpeace.org.uk /contentlookup.cfm?ucidparam=20050725144222   (1127 words)

 America's Reaction to the Atomic Bomb
The atomic bomb was his lifesaver and although he does not say it directly, it is clear that he believes it is far better for the Japanese to have died than any American.
Yet, it is clear that while the Japanese citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were desperately trying to stay alive and hold on to their humanity, the people of the United States were surprisingly apathetic to the plight of the Japanese while concentrating intensely on the power of the atomic bomb.
The atomic bomb had, in the mind of the average American, won the war with Japan and was the reason their boys were finally coming home.
www.dickinson.edu /~history/product/steele/seniorthesis.htm   (9286 words)

 The Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings Remembered
The attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had a devastating psychological impact on the already weakened Japanese.
The decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki—the first and last use of atomic weapons in combat—remains one of the most controversial in military history.
Whether the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki constituted a needless tragedy or a prudent military decision will never be certain.
www.infoplease.com /spot/hiroshima1.html   (783 words)

 Atomic Bombings Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki
for the atomic bomb was begun in the spring of 1945.
Nagasaki lies at the head of a long bay which forms the best natural harbor on the southern Japanese home island of Kyushu.
Nagasaki was still suffering from a water shortage inside the city six weeks after the atomic attack.The Nagasaki Prefectural report describes vividly the effects of the bomb on the city and its inhabitants:
www.free-books.org /americanhistory/atomicbomb.htm   (15926 words)

 Total Casualties | The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki | Historical Documents | atomicarchive.com
There has been great difficulty in estimating the total casualties in the Japanese cities as a result of the atomic bombing.
The relation of total casualties to distance from X, the center of damage and point directly under the air-burst explosion of the bomb, is of great importance in evaluating the casualty-producing effect of the bombs.
It seems almost certain from the various reports that the greatest total number of deaths were those occurring immediately after the bombing.
www.atomicarchive.com /Docs/MED/med_chp10.shtml   (362 words)

 The Avalon Project : The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
General Description of Damage Caused by the Atomic Explosions
Characteristics of the Damage Caused by the Atomic Bombs
Effects of the Atomic Bombings on the Inhabitants of the Cities
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/abomb/mpmenu.htm   (65 words)

 Lessons Learned From the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The United States dropped an atomic bomb on the southern Japanese city of Hiroshima on August sixth, nineteen forty-five.
Sixty years after the atomic bombings, historians are still debating if they were necessary to end the war.
After the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings in nineteen forty-five, Japan became a strong anti-nuclear nation.
www.voanews.com /specialenglish/2005-08-23-voa2.cfm   (1399 words)

 The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki | Historical Documents | atomicarchive.com
This report describes the effects of the atomic bombs which were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively.
It summarizes all the authentic information that is available on damage to structures, injuries to personnel, morale effect, etc., which can be released at this time without prejudicing the security of the United States.
More books on the survirors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are available in our bookstore.
www.atomicarchive.com /Docs/MED/index.shtml   (202 words)

 Atomic Bombs
On August 6, 1945, the city of Hiroshima was the target of the first atomic bomb used against civil population in history.
Today, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the country of Japan are strongly engaged in banning nuclear weapons and their testing worldwide.
Extensive collection of documents relating to the development of the atomic bomb and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
www.japan-guide.com /e/e2125.html   (226 words)

 The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Manhattan District (Book) in
The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by United States.
This document by the Manhatten Engineering District, sceintifically and logically examines the bombings which may have ended World War II.
His observations speak volumes about the post-atomic human experience in Hiroshima and the surrounding areas
www.lulu.com /content/150741   (136 words)

 The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Mobipocket eBook
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The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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