Posts tagged ‘Nagasaki’

On August 6th 1945 we dropped an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima – wiping out that city. The Japs didn’t surrender. On August 9th we wiped out Nagasaki. They finally seemed to get the message,..and announced their unconditional surrender on August 15th. HISTORICAL LESSON: When fanatics don’t seem to get the message the first time, – […]

Hiroshima Plus 69 Years

August 6th, 2014

Sixty-nine long years ago – we dropped a new bomb – not sure if it would even work. It killed some 90 – 120,000 Japanese, most instantly, the rest within 10 days. It saved over 10,000,000 Japanese, and probably 500,000 Americans. In one instant – we became the undeniable sole world superpower. But already Communist […]

By August 1945,  the US and our allies were set to invade mainland Japan to end the war.  We had already lost some 418,500 military and civilian dead in the war.  The landings and the expected two-year campaign to subdue the Japanese island-by-island was expected to cost us a minimum of 500,000 additional dead, and […]