Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing

Topics: Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Nuclear weapon, World War II Pages: 2 (502 words) Published: October 29, 2014
5/17/13

The bombing on Hiroshima: Final Draft

The bombing of Hiroshima not only affected Japan, but it also affected the world. The long bloody war was ended, and soldiers were able to go home. New American citizens should learn about the bombing, not only because it was America who had done it, but because it was the world’s first atomic bomb, and a lot of information can be learned about the aftermath and destruction. We, as well as the world, have seen what damage it caused, and can use the information and facts for the future.

Before the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world was in a long bloody war. Millions and millions of people died and destruction was everywhere. On September 1, 1939 German troops entered Poland in an immense attack no known as Blitzkrieg. It was so sudden that most of Poland’s air force was still on land when they got destroyed.

On September third, Great Britain and France declared war on Germany when they saw German forces fighting deeper and deeper into Poland, thus starting World War II. Then soon after, Japan, Italy and America joined as well. Japan bombed America, causing us to enter the War, and America bombed Japan ending the war.

At Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the surviving doctors observed symptoms of radiation sickness for the first time. Dr. Tatsuichiro Akizuki wrote of the puzzling, unknown disease that "suddenly appeared in certain patients with no apparent injuries." Several days after the bombings, doctors learned that they were treating the effects of radiation exposure. "We were now able to label our unknown opponent as 'atomic disease' or 'radioactive contamination' (among other names).” But they knew nothing about its cause or cure. Within seven to ten days after the bomb exploded, people began to die rapidly. They died of the burns that covered their bodies and of radiation poisoning/acute atomic disease. Nothing like this had been seen before.

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