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Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Turning Points on the Timeline for World War 2


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The timeline of World War 2 will show that on 6 August 1945 “Little Boy" was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Just three days later “Fat Man" was dropped on Nagasaki, another Japanese city. It is important to know that “Little Man" and “Fat Man" were both nuclear weapons and are, to this date, the only ones ever used in the history of warfare. These bombs killed more than 140,000 people in Hiroshima and about 80,000 in Nagasaki.

This number does not include the thousands more killed due to complications associated with excessive radiation exposure. The bombings of the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki marked the beginning of the end of Japanese involvement on the timeline of World War 2.

The atomic bombs were designed and built by the United States with assistance from the United Kingdom and Canada. This project was what is now known as the Manhattan Project and led by J.

Robert Oppenheimer, an American physicist. Before either bomb was dropped over Japan it was tested at Trinity Site near Alamogordo, New Mexico in July of 1945. It is interesting to know that the team was unsure if the bombs would even work properly, however the bombs were a success and ready for action over Japan. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, near the end of the timeline of World War 2, were extremely bloody and gruesome attacks. They are seen through history as some of the worst results of bombings and warfare in human history. Now, nuclear weapons are avoided at all costs.

Take a deep breath and check out Timeline For World War 2 for even more articles on this interesting event in world history!

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