July 26, 1945, President Truman and Allied leaders issued the Potsdam Declaration outlining a surrender for Japan. Without a surrender, the Allies would attack Japan. The US dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9.
Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki.
The United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima
and Nagasaki in August 1945, during the final stage of the Second World War.
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Hiroshima was the primary target of the first atomic bomb mission. The mission
went smoothly in every respect. The weather was good, and the crew and ...
At the time this photo was made, smoke billowed 20,000 feet above Hiroshima
while smoke from the burst of the first atomic bomb
had spread over 10,000 feet on the target at the base of the rising column. A survivor described the damage to people:
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On August 6, 1945 the US dropped an atomic bomb ("Little Boy") on Hiroshima in
Japan. Three days later a second atomic bomb ("Fat Man") was dropped on ...
The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Hiroshima & Nagasaki Explosions.
Since 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, the forces of the United ...
On the morning of 6 August 1945 an American B-29 bomber, the 'Enola Gay',
dropped the first atomic bomb used in warfare on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
Mar 25, 2011 ... During the final stages of World War II in 1945, the United States conducted two
atomic bombings against the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ...
Aug 6, 2011 ... Footage from the air of atomic bomb blasts in Hiroshima, then Nagasaki (Japan)
in 1945. This effectively ended the War in the Pacific.