The light rays consist of thermal radiation that burns the cities and bodies and nuclear radiation that penetrates the body.
According to a book called Hiroshima Plus 20 the effects of radiation poisoning are horrific, ranging from purple spots on the skin, hair loss, nausea, vomiting, bleeding from the mouth, gums, and throat, weakened immune systems, to massive internal hemorrhaging, not to mention the disfiguring radiation burns.
The reason that the bombs where dropped was the end the second World War, but many argue that the dropping of the Atomic bomb in Japan was completely unnecessary and cruel. Thousands of innocent Japanese people died from the impact of the bomb, millions more where affected by the residual radiation.
In the bright afternoon, the remains of Hiroshima were burning. That seems to be the main point of the argument against dropping the atomic bomb on Japanese cities in August, The thought that atomic weapons are needed to keep the peace is exactly the idea that fueled the cold war.
The drop of atomic bomb triggered Japan to surrender and this ended the war faster. Fujie Urata Matsumoto, relates this scene: Military headquarters personnel tried to contact the Army Control Station in Hiroshima and were met with complete silence.
Leukemia Increased Over the next few years, the cities would see a spike in leukemia. All this has been done without benefit of nuclear power. More than forty percent of the city was destroyed.
It razed and burnt around 70 per cent of all buildings and caused an estimateddeaths by the end ofalong with increased rates of cancer and chronic disease among the survivors.
The Japanese were puzzled. A young officer of the Japanese General Staff was instructed to fly immediately to Hiroshima, to land, survey the damage and return to Tokyo with reliable information for the staff.
We unofficially announced that it was O. Some of those who entered the cities after the bombings to provide assistance also died from the radiation.
Pros of Dropping the Atomic Bomb 1. If we do not devise some greater and more equitable system, Armageddon will be at our door. The fear is real, more real today than ever, for the ease at which a nuclear bomb is achieved in this day and age sparks fear in the hearts of most people on this planet.
They knew that no large enemy raid could have occurred, and no sizeable store of explosives was in Hiroshima at that time, yet terrible rumors were starting.
It has been estimated that those involved in the blast had a 46 percent chance of getting leukemia. But would even one more Allied death have been worth not dropping the bomb, in the minds of the president and his advisors, after six years of the worst fighting in the history of the human race?
For example, ancient Rome sacked Carthage, plowed it under and salted the earth. Lincoln Riddle Left picture:In August of the decision was made to drop an Atomic bomb on Japan.
The two cities that where hit where Hiroshima and Nagasaki, both of which have become pillars of history and examples of the destruction that these bombs can cause.
He was the lead physician of the U.S. Atomic Bomb Medical Team, studying the effects of nuclear bombing on children in Nagasaki, Japan. He received the Socially Responsible Medicine Award from Physicians for Social Responsibility in No Other Choice: Why Truman Dropped the Atomic Bomb on Japan "Truman and his advisers made the only decision they could have made; indeed, considered in the context of World War II, it wasn’t.
The detonation of atomic bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August resulted in horrific casualties and devastation.
The long-term effects of radiation exposure also increased cancer rates in the survivors. On August 9,another American B bomber, Bock’s Car, left Tinian carrying Fat Man, a plutonium implosion-type bomb.
The primary target was the Kokura Arsenal, but upon reaching the target, they found that it was covered by a heavy ground haze and smoke.
This section recounts the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan. Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. The two atomic bombs dropped on Japan in killed and maimed hundreds of thousands of people, and their effects are still being felt today. The uranium bomb detonated over Hiroshima on 6 August had an explosive yield equal to 15, tonnes of TNT.Download