atomic bombings

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The United States dropped two atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August 1945 respectively, killing between 129,000 and 226,000 people. 1 2 The first bomb, Little Boy, was dropped on Hiroshima at 8:15 AM on August 6, 1945 3 4 , while the second bomb, Fat Man, was dropped on Nagasaki at 11:02 AM on August 9, 1945. 5

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Summary The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the detonation of two atomic bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August 1945 by the United States. The two bombings killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, most of whom were civilians, and remain the only use of nuclear weapons in an armed conflict. Japan surrendered to the Allies on 15 August, six days after the bombing of Nagasaki and the Soviet Union's declaration of war against Japan. The Japanese government signed the instrument of surrender on 2 September, effectively ending the war.
Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Wikipedia
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Summary On August 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion immediately killed an estimated 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure.
Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - History Channel
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Summary The uranium bomb detonated over Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 had an explosive yield equal to 15,000 tonnes of TNT. It razed and burnt around 70 per cent of all buildings and caused an estimated 140,000 deaths by the end of 1945, along with increased rates of cancer and chronic disease among the survivors.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings - ICAN
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Summary On August 6, 1945, the American B-29 bomber Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. This was the most terrifying sight of any war, as it was the first time the United States had the atomic bomb and the only time Japan had surrendered unconditionally. The bombing of Hiroshima was a major victory for the United States, but it was also a major victory for the Japanese people, who had been unable to accept the terms outlined in the Potsdam Declaration.
The Most Fearsome Sight: The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima
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Summary The first atomic bomb, named Little Boy , was dropped on Hiroshima from the Enola Gay , a B-29 bomber, at 8:15 AM on August 6, 1945. The second bomb, named Fat Man , was dropped on Nagasaki from the Bockscar , also a B-29 bomber, at 11:02 AM on August 9, 1945.
atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Encyclopedia Britannica
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The United States bombings of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and August 9, 1945, were the first instances of atomic bombs used against humans, killing…
The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, August 1945
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The large bomb bays of these aircraft typically carried a mixed load of high-explosive bombs for these missions, such as the cylindrical 2,000–4,000 pound (900–1,800 kg) high-blast "cookie" or ...
Black Lancasters: The story of heavy British bomber and first atomic bombs
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A nuclear weapon [a] is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb ) or a combination of fission and fusion reactions ( thermonuclear…
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