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So, it seems that it is a bit of a myth to assume that we were out of bombs, or couldn’t build more. I got wondering to what the consequences would’ve been if the Japanese failed to surrender after the bombings?

National Science Digital Library. Originally Posted by Drover By the end of the war Japan had an advanced development program for a couple of jet fighters that would have brought havoc to the Pacific fleet. Posted by wwiihistory at 8: The possibility exists that we could have dropped an atomic weapon on Japan every 10 days ad infinitum albeit the bombs being produced had a lower yield closer to the Hiroshima bomb, despite being of the same design as the Nagasaki bomb.

Originally Posted by nightbird47 Its a horifying thought that they planned a nulear armegeddon not nsarcuiv the concequences.

Yet the military preferred anihalation to surrender. Originally Posted by Dumbdowndemocrats. If Japan did not surrendered the cost in lives by invading their homeland would of been huge and it is a sure bet that many of you on C-D posting would not have been born. It sums up with the admonition that if the first two didn’t make them want to surrender than the military was of the opinion that further bombs, even at the rate of one every ten days probably wouldn’t cause the surrender.

A2 – WWII History: Nagasaki and Hiroshima Bombings

The Japanese government ignored this ultimatum, and the United States deployed two nuclear weapons developed by the Manhattan Project. Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Retrieved 3 January There was discussion at the highest levels whether to recommend to Truman that the third bomb be dropped as soon as available on the 19th or held back for use with other bombs later, for example in support of an invasion. Google Earth mapping of Hiroshima bombing archives.


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I listened to an audio snippet of the American President announcing the bombings gwi his proclamation of continued attack until the Japanese were unable to “make war”. They also would have been a very effective countermeasure to Allied bombing raids that Japan theretofore had very little defense against.

Originally Posted by Dumbdowndemocrats If Japan did not surrendered the cost in lives by invading their homeland would of been huge and it is a sure bet that many of you on C-D posting would not have been born.

President Truman himself said ” The world will note that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, a nsarcyiv base.

There is another school of thought believed that Japan was already defeated and that an invasion would have been unnecessary and considering the final terms of the “unconditional” surrender, I tend to agree. The entire locker system was put in a lead lined container and cemented in and dumped in the ocean.

View detailed profile Advanced or search site with. Airship dropped the bomb nicknamed “Little Boy”? President Truman told everyone that Nagasaki and Hiroshima were military bases, but in reality they were civilian cities where thousands of women and children died.

Adobe Photoshop CS Windows. Retrieved from ” https: This bomb was supposed to be more destructive than “Little Boy” but exploded in a valley, and therefore did roughly the same amount of damage as Little Boy. Truman Presidential Library and Museum.

Los Angeles area 14, posts, read 16, times Reputation: You’ll notice that General Hull is very keen on knowing exactly how many bombs he would have available ready for use before October 31st earlier in the article as the invasion was scheduled for November 1st.

On August 10, ” New Weaponry of WW2: Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait. The following other wikis use this file: Fortunately, the emperor intervened forcefully on the side of surrender.


Originally Posted by ovcatto. Some forums can only hhttp seen by registered members. The role nsatchiv the bombings in Japan’s surrender and their ethical justification are still debated.

That Hiroshima and Nagasaki were military bases, they were actually civilian cities Other Links: The total area devastated by the atomic strike on Hiroshima is shown in the darkened area within the circle of the photo. The melted rocks were pretty and souveneers were taken.

Hiroshima in ruins Aerial photographs nszebb162 Hiroshima.

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In addition, the destruction of Japanese shipping and of the Japanese Navy had resulted in mass shortages of food and everything else and that nation was already beginning to starve. Originally Posted by stu This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.

Together with the United Kingdom and the Republic of China, the United States called for a surrender of Japan in the Potsdam Declaration on 26 Julythreatening Japan with “prompt and utter destruction”.

The wiki article contained a link to an interesting primary source transcript where General Hull one of the top U. Collateral damage–or ruthless murder? This template also does not apply to postage stamp designs published by the United States Postal Service since The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. Truman told the cabinet he had given orders that no further atomic bombs should be dropped on Japan without his explicit authority” also page