Essay on Atomic Bombings Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki

College Essay on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The morning of August 6, 1945 was devastating to Japan. The united States B-29 bomber Enola Gay had dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Nicknamed “Little Boy”, it was the first nuclear weapon to be used in warfare and packed an explosion equal to that of 20,000 tons of TNT. Just three days later, another […]

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Out of the Darkness

The Enola Gay’s wings gleamed in the sun as it skimmed over the clouds on its way to the Far East. Its mission was one of mass destruction and the pilot, Simon Campbell had his own reservations about it but orders were orders. America had been fighting with Japan for close on four years now. […]

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Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Atomic Bomb

HIROSHIMA The non-fiction book Hiroshima by John Hersey is an engaging text with a powerful message in it. The book is a biographical text about lives of six people Miss Sasaki, Dr. Fujii, Mrs. Nakamura, Father Kleinsorge, Dr. Sasaki and Rev. Tanimoto in Hiroshima, Japan and how their lives completely changed at 8:15 on the […]

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Truman and the Atomic Bomb – Sources Questions

1) I disagree to this to an extent. I feel that the wording of the leaflet shows a reason why America wanted to bomb Hiroshima. In the leaflet it says; ‘we ask you to petition to your Emperor now to end the war!’ This shows to me that they were wanting to drop the bomb […]

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No More Hiroshimas

James Kirkup’s poem pleads for “No More Hiroshimas”. Earlier in the 20th Century, Wilfred Owen confronted his readers with the pity of war (for example “Strange Meeting”). Compare these two texts. Which speaks more clearly to you? “No More Hiroshimas” by James Kirkup, and “Strange Meeting” by Wilfred Owen are both war poems and both […]

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Prompt and Utter Destruction

War is the greatest tragedy of human existence. There has been war on planet Earth as long as civilizations existed. As technology increases, war itself becomes increasingly devastating. With the invention of the nuclear weapon, the philosophy behind war needs to change. To think one bomb, dropped from the sky, and no one seeing it […]

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Researching Political Films

In 1963 Stanley Kubrick brought out his contribution to popular anti-nuclear films, the classic black comedy Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. The film, based on Peter George book Red Alert, tells the tale of an American air raid launched on the Soviet Union by a deranged general, […]

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