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Was the dropping of atomic bombs justified? Why did the US decide to drop the bomb? Pacific war Pacific war Millions invested in development Millions.

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2 Was the dropping of atomic bombs justified?

3 Why did the US decide to drop the bomb? Pacific war Pacific war Millions invested in development Millions invested in development Growing threat from USSR Growing threat from USSR Vengeance for torture & suicide attacks Vengeance for torture & suicide attacks

4 What happened when the bomb was dropped? 6 August 1945 Enola Gay dropped atomic bomb on Hiroshima 70,000 immediate deaths 200,000+ deaths radiation and fall out 9 August, Nagasaki 40,000 deaths 14 August Japan surrenders museum.org/welcome.htm museum.org/welcome.htm

5 What did the bombs look like? Little Boy Uranium, Hiroshima Fat Man, Plutonium, Nagasaki

6 How powerful were they? Fat Boy blast equivalent to 20,000 tons of explosives detonated at once Fat Boy blast equivalent to 20,000 tons of explosives detonated at once Strong winds from blast destroyed all buildings within a 1.5 mile radius Strong winds from blast destroyed all buildings within a 1.5 mile radius Heat generated incinerated everything in its path Heat generated incinerated everything in its path

7 What was the impact?

8 Your task Your task Read Source 1 (an eye-witness account) and list the different effects the bomb had on people and things in the city of Hiroshima. Eye-witness account

9 Which of these images tells us more about the effects of the atomic bomb?

10 Drawing by Sawami Katagiri

11 Photograph taken days after the Hiroshima bomb was dropped in August 1945


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