On 6 august 1945, the first atomic bomb to be dropped on foreign soil was released from enola gay on hiroshima, japan this nuclear bomb, named little boy was dropped as a devastating attack in an attempt to make japan surrender, and destroyed hiroshima as over 70,000 people were instantly killed. On august 6, 1945, during world war ii (1939-45), an american b-29 bomber dropped the world's first deployed atomic bomb over the japanese city of hiroshima the explosion wiped out 90 percent. On august 6, 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on the japanese city of hiroshima a second bomb was dropped on nagasaki on august 9 the unconditional surrender of japan was announced on august 10.
On the 6th of august 1945, the us dropped an atomic bomb on the japanese city of hiroshima,1ushering in the nuclear age the bomb caused the deaths of over 100,000 people,2with the bulk of the destruction pertaining to innocent civilians. In july 1945 (before hiroshima) the us joint chiefs of staff noted with atomic weapons a nation must be ready to strike the first blow the resultant war plan - jic 329/1 - singled out for obliteration 20 soviet cities. Well, considering that the united states had already leveled up other japanese cities like tokyo using conventional bombings, killing approx 100,000 civilians in tokyo in a single day (higher death estimate than hiroshima or nagasaki) and leaving up to 10 million people homeless, the atomic bomb would make little difference.
A this was a special type of attack, with a weapon that used radiation one bomb alone destroyed a large city, in one moment by 1950, about 200,000 people had died in hiroshima, and in total in hiroshima and nagasaki, more than 300,000 people died. Washington, dc, august 5, 2005-sixty years ago this month, the united states dropped atomic bombs on hiroshima and nagasaki, the soviet union declared war on japan, and the japanese government surrendered to the united states and its allies the nuclear age had truly begun with the first military use of atomic weapons. In the final days of the second world war, on aug 6 and 9, 1945, the us dropped atomic bombs on hiroshima and nagasaki despite us claims to the contrary, these actions were neither justified nor decisive in japan's surrender. America's justification for the use of the atomic bomb on august 6th, 1945, the united states of america dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the city of hiroshima in japan two days later, a second bomb was dropped on the city of nagasaki. (antimedia) long beach, california— august 6th and 9th of 2015 mark the 70th anniversary of the us dropping two atomic bombs on hiroshima and nagasaki this was the first and only time a state used a nuclear device on cities (or civilians) of another state some conservative estimates put the.
Accounts of the american justification for dropping a second bomb in nagasaki from the bbc. The united states dropped the first atomic bomb the world has ever seen on a japanese war industry city, hiroshima three days later came another bomb upon the city of nagasaki, also a war industry city. Seventy years after the first atomic bomb was dropped on hiroshima, destroying tens of thousands of lives, a new poll shows that most americans still believe the nuclear attacks on the city and nagasaki were justified more specifically, 56 percent of americans think the use of atomic weapons. The american experience in capturing the japanese islands of iwo jima and okinawa also played an important part in the decision to use the atomic bomb, if necessary, rather than undertake the fearsome cost of an amphibious invasion of the four japanese home islands. This nuclear bomb, named little boy was dropped as a devastating attack in an attempt to make japan surrender, and destroyed hiroshima as over 70,000 people were instantly killed when hirohito, emperor of japan refused to accept the united states' terms of surrender, the second atomic bomb, 'fat man' was dropped over nagasaki on august 9th, 1945.
On the clear morning of august 6, the first atomic bomb, nicknamed little boy, was dropped on the city of hiroshima leveling over 60 percent of the city, 70,000 residents died instantaneously in a searing flash of heat. During the final stage of world war ii, the united states detonated two nuclear weapons over the japanese cities of hiroshima and nagasaki on august 6 and 9, 1945, respectively the united states dropped the bombs after obtaining the consent of the united kingdom, as required by the quebec agreement the two bombings killed at least 129,000 people, most of whom were civilians. The nuclear bomb drop on japan was justified if you consider what the japanese did to asia and what it would have taken them to withdraw from rest of asia unlike the germans who have accepted the holocaust now, the japanese don't even apologize and still celebrate their war criminals.
With thanks to medact trustee frank boulton nagasaki: a catalogue of errors seventy one years ago in the early hours of august 9, the mission to drop a second atomic bomb on a japanese city was launched. Confirming the japanese determination to fight on is the fact that even after the use of atomic bombs against both hiroshima and nagasaki, the japanese military still wanted to pursue that. There was a debate about whether to use the bomb or not should they forgo the use of the bomb and use the alternative: invade invasion was estimated to cost up to a million us casualties in dead and wounded.
Furthermore, dropping two bombs only days apart had the added benefit of convincing the russians that the us possessed a formidable supply of the new weapons when in fact, the us nuclear arsenal was entirely depleted after the two attacks on japan. On aug 6, 1945, the united states dropped an atomic bomb on the japanese city of hiroshima, killing tens of thousands of people - many instantly, others from the effects of radiation death estimates range from 66,000 to 150,000 this first use of a nuclear weapon by any nation has long divided. Japanese civilians in hiroshima and nagasaki were gravely warned to leave the city days prior to the a-bombings the us had dropped leaflets on two cities a few days prior to the a-bombings of hiroshima warning civilians of air raids within a few days and advised them to leave the city immediately.