the story of hiroshima
the story of hiroshima - n August 6, 1945, during World War II, an American airplane called the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on the city, killing approximately 140,000 people.
Hiroshima is a Japanese city that is famous around the world for being the target of the first nuclear attack in human history. On August 6, 1945, during World War II, an American airplane called the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on the city, killing approximately 140,000 people.
Before the attack, Hiroshima was a city of about 350,000 people and was an important industrial and military center in Japan. The bomb, called "Little Boy," exploded about 580 meters in the air and caused a massive explosion, destroying much of the city. Most of the victims died immediately due to the explosion, while others died in the weeks and months following due to injuries and radiation.
The government of the United States has claimed that the goal of the attack was to force Japan to surrender and to avoid the need for a land invasion of the country, which could have caused thousands of casualties among soldiers and civilians. However, the nuclear attack has been highly controversial around the world and has raised concerns about the use of nuclear weapons.
After the attack, Hiroshima was rebuilt and is now a thriving and lively city once again. However, the city is also known as a symbol of peace, and every year on August 6, the "Hiroshima Peace Day" is celebrated in memory of the victims of the attack.