The Crime Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki

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The Crime of Hiroshima and Nagasaki “For those who were there and who survived to recall the moment when man first turned on himself the elemental forces of his own universe, the first instant was pure light; blinding intense heat ... if there was a sound no one heard it. The initial flash spawned a succession of calamities. First came the heat. It lasted only an instant, but was so intense that it melted roof tiles, fused the quartz crystals in granite blocks ... and incinerated humans so thoroughly that nothing remained except their shadows, burnt into asphalt pavements ... Bare skin was burned up to two and a half miles away.”(Greenwell) Picturing those scenes is a horrible thing. This is how the survivors of the nuclear bombs dropped on the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki described the attack. This killing of civilians was definitely one of the biggest war crimes in human history. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were unnecessary and unjustified, because the war was basically over, the Soviet Army was marching in and it was an inhumane thing to do. On August 6th and August 9th, 1945 the United States dropped two atomic bombs on the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It was the only time in History that a country used an atomic bomb against another country. The attack was issued by President Truman, with the goal to finally end World War II without losing more American soldiers. But the release of the Truman Diary in 1995 disproves this. An entry in
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