1. JaddHaidar

    Could the bombing of Hiroshima be considered a war crime?

    As far as I know, a war crime is essentially any act during wars/military conflicts that opposes the law of war; which includes (but not limited to) destroying civilian property, intentional killing of civilians and strategic bombing. Now the bombing of Hiroshima was essentially destroying...
  2. RidiculousName

    American POWs killed in Hiroshima & Nagasaki

    Were any American soldiers or other POWs killed by the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? If so, did anything happen as a result?
  3. larkin

    Hiroshima Day, August 6th,

    In the US, the attack on Pearl Harbor is never forgotten. Every year on December 7, there is an national observance of those who lost their lives. But there is another day of observance held in the rest of the world but never in the US. That is August 6, 1945. This was the day that the...
  4. Kormp

    Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    One of the most controversial military decision in history is the deployment of two atomic bombs known as "Little Boy" and "Fat Man" in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Some argue that it was a necessary decision to quickly end the Pacific War, while the others think it was one of the worst...
  5. B

    Hiroshima: the Holocaust that Won the War

    Obviously, we all come back to this debate time and again: was Hiroshima justified? Did it save lives? If so whose lives? Are American lives more important than Japanese lives? What about everyone in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Burma, the Philippines? :deadhorse: This essay though I felt was...
  6. M

    Effects of Nuclear War-How Hiroshima and Nagasaki got rebuilt?

    What does a blast from Nuke on city do exactly? Is the blast rather small exploding a couple blocks but the shockwave destroys the city mostly right? Nukes against Japan was about 50-80 TJ. Nukes made by North Korea and Iran are much weaker I believe. Nukes of the superpowers can be 200,000 TJ...
  7. V

    Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    There is a big debate over the question " Was the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki justified" I wonder what you think about it.
  8. H

    Children of Hiroshima 1952

    Children of Hiroshima part 1 - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdVv3_0sR8Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NI7Trq1MoM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrjroXeakuM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skg-7stDwOU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZitVjg08uw...
  9. Ariadne

    Iraqi birth defects worse than Hiroshima

    Iraqi Birth Defects Worse than Hiroshima | It is because the US have used white phosphorous in their bombs
  10. D

    Anyone have question re: Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

    My wife and I spent the '84-'85 school year living and teaching Japan. As a historian I had always wanted to tour Hiroshima and Nagaski and tour we did not once but several times each. My rememberancese vivid still and I like to share them by answering your questions about the nukes and their...
  11. sultantutan

    Why Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

    Why did the US drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, why not in the Japanese capital Tokyo, where the Emperor is sleeping. They could have killed the emperor back then. Kaboom! :cool:
  12. Brisieis

    What if Hiroshima Never Happened?

    The first nuke to be set off from one country to another was not only a defining moment in history but a defining moment of World War II. What if the nuke was never invented? How would WWII have spanned out?
  13. Mohammed the Persian

    Bombings of Hiroshima - US Revenge for Pearl Harbor ?

    My friend brought this up during a chat. She was convinced that the bombing of Hiroshima (or atleast Nagasaki) was unnecessary and that the US merely carried it out to get back @ Japan for Pearl Harbor. Any truth to this ?
  14. trudawg

    Essay (Defense of Hiroshima bombing) feedback? improvements? suggestions??

    I just finished writing my final essay for my history class defending the use of the atomic bombs on Japan. Obviously, I want to get an A. Any pointers or feedback would be greatly appreciated. On May 7th Germany had surrendered unconditionally but the war with Japan raged on in the...
  15. diddyriddick

    Collection of sources on the use of the Atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasake

    Sylla asked me for citations last week and I didn't have the time to provide them. But I got to thinking about it. I know of no more volatile topic on historum. We have virtually endless threads on this topic. So to allow us to separate the wheat from the chaff, I thought a thread dedicated to...
  16. Y

    A poll for the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    After long debates about the question whether President Truman's decision to drop Little Boy and Fat Man on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I think a poll would be interesting.
  17. OpanaPointer

    Proposed: The use of atomic bombs in WWII was legitimate and needed.

    I'm giving a talk on this next month and I'm hoping some of you will bring up objections to the proposal so I can see if I have my ducks in a row. So, here goes. The atomic bombs, both of them, were needed to help end WWII for the following reasons. 1. Japan was in the grip of a military-led...
  18. T

    anybody read "Hiroshima" by Hersey?

    I read this book and it really moved me. This tells stories of individuals at or near ground zero of the infamous attomic bomb blast of Hiroshima. It puts "humanity" to the other end of the bomb as these people struggled, some through, some before they died but all during, this tragic event...
  19. sylla1

    Was a 2nd A bomb justified just 3 days after Hiroshima?

    The OP is self explanatory. The obvious (but not necessarily exclusive) options are "yes" & "no". Please explain in detail the rationale behind your answer. Thanks in advance.
  20. tjadams

    obama Sends Delegation to Hiroshima Ceremony

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/08/04/tibbets-son-disapproves-plan-send-delegation-hiroshima-ceremony/ Son of Pilot Who Dropped A-Bomb Opposes Plan to Send U.S. Delegation to Hiroshima Ceremony By Joshua Rhett Miller Published August 04, 2010 EXCLUSIVE: The son of the U.S. Air...