Have you ever read something that changes your perspective on a topic? Hiroshima was a book written by John Hersey, depicting the lives of six individuals that survived the atomic bomb of 1945. Without this book one could not truly determine if what we did to the Japanese was justified or not. We can also look at the way the journalism shapes our out look on things. This is why we always need to look at all the facts before we truly make up our mind on a subject. The book Hiroshima was a great story that was told through a third party perspective in order to explain the horrors of the atomic bomb. A few of the individuals duplicated were the widow Mrs. Hatsuyo Nakamura and the doctor Terufumi Sasaki. These two had inspirational stories told in this book. Mrs. Nakamura was one of the only characters who took care of a family by herself. One of the only thing she had to go through was a radiation sickness and poverty, which was caused because of the war. Dr. Sasaki was a surgeon at Red Cross during the bombing. Luckily he was not hurt during the bombing, but imitatively started to help those who were. We can tell Dr. Sasaki is a selfless person, shown in how he helped people without a permit. In doing this without a permit he could have been severely punish but did not care. Now if one was to not read this book they would not have any idea what people had to go through after the bomb. So without this one would not have all the information to come to a conclusion of if the United States was justified in the bombing. If one just knew that a few thousand died during the bombing. They could say yes if we killed that many in-order to save a other innocents. But we learn who was actually bomb not the soldiers but civilians. We then think of it on a more personal level and say no it was not justified because of the thousands dead and hurt. Another we learn how journalism plays a part in war. Lets say he never wrote it, it could be speculated that no one would have
Honors English 9
April 29 2013
Atomic Bomb: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The atomic bombings on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the first and only use of nuclear weapons in war. These two bombings were both conducted by the United States in an attempt to force surrender from Japan. It is estimated that as many as 200,000 Japanese civilians died as a result of the two bombings, thousands more were also killed by radiation poisoning following the actual bombing. This violent act of war by the….
The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, on August 6, 1945.
The world would never be the same. This paper will discuss the
significance of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and how
they led to the success of the Allied forces. It will also discuss how the
United States developed the atomic bomb, the decision to drop the bomb, the
weakening of Japan, the actual bombing an destruction of both cities, the
“The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a necessary evil to end the Second World War.” To what extent do you agree with the statement? Explain your answer.
I agree with the statement to a large extent. World War II is known for acts of heroism on both sides, as well as controversial decisions. One major event that has long been debated was the use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The political landscape before the bomb was dropped prevented a Japanese surrender. The war would….
The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Written By: Nicholas Phandoe
World War II began on September 1st, 1939 when the Germans invaded Poland and then ended on September 2nd, 1945 with the signing of the surrender documents from Japan aboard the American Battleship USS Missouri. During the course of 1941 when the US joined WWII, and 1945 when it ended over 291,000 US American….
President Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the direct cause for the end of World War II in the Pacific. The United States felt it was necessary to drop the atomic bombs on these two cities or it would suffer more casualties. Not only could the lives of many soldiers have been taken, but possibly the lives of many innocent Americans. The United States will always try to avoid the loss of American civilians at all costs, even if that means taking….
with dropping two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Hard decisions were made with this war strategy and some important lessons were learned from this.
Based on the circumstances, the US was justified in military action against Japan, however; dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki shouldn’t have happened. Thousands Civilians were killed over two cities of no real importance in gaining ground within the war. Of those included eleven US Navy pilots imprisoned in Hiroshima. Truman himself….
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Historical Background 3
Hiroshima Aftermath 4
Hiroshima is the largest island of Japan. It is known for the disastrous atomic bomb that had been thrown by the American’s in 1945, on the 6th of August, at 8.15 in the morning. The bomb killed many people and destroyed many buildings and houses….
the first atomic bomb used in warfare on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, and then on August the 9th,President Truman announced “sixteen hours ago an American airplane dropped one bomb on Hiroshima and destroyed its usefulness to the enemy” and then on August the 9th three days later another American bomber plane dropped the second bomb on the industrial section of the city of Nagasaki, these two bombed completely destroyed most of the cities. There were lots of consequences of the bomb being dropped….
decision right,but if you were in charge of either losing millions or losing Hundred thousands of people what would you do!Well President Truman was in this position and he did not choose wrong. President truman was justified in dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
During the Winter of 1941 something very sad and depressing happened.The day was december seventhth and this was no ordinary….
The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima
(Then public Explanation 1945)
Harry Truman became a president of the United States on April 12th on 1945 upon the death of FDR. Before 1942 United States started to develop their nuclear weapons can make them powerful form other counties. The U.S. spent at least $8.52 trillion in present day terms on nuclear weapons development Between 1940 and 1996, And United States is the only country to have used them in warfare with the twice bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki….