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Remembering the tragic aftermath of the Hiroshima bomb - BBC

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Published on Jul 24, 2007

Hiroshima residents talk through their first memories after the bomb had fallen. Moving clip from BBC.

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0MuSiC0 AnGeL0
America could never be forgiven for what the did in Nagasaki and Hiroshima.
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Anon Cody
For two days flyers were dropped telling the civilians to leave...the soldiers made them stay. 
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jaydee040
+Jakester gaming Wars have rules......Humanity has rules and the US broke them many times during the Pacific war. Get that through your head.
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Bruno Ulivi
This type of documentary shows that in war there are no winners... only losers. Countries, as an institution may win, but civilians are always the losers, in any side of the war
jaydee040
Kelly you haven't got a clue......
kelly wilson whitehead
No in a war only the smart win the Americans and the Allies were the smart ones the Japanese and the axis were the dumb ones that's how war works if you're smart you will win and live if you're dumb you will lose and die that doesn't just work for war that's natural selection actually
kelly wilson whitehead
For those who believe the Japanese didn't deserve to be nuked look up unit 731 and the rape of Nanking then tell me the Japanese didn't deserve to get nuked until you look up those two things I will not respond to any replies
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David Crandall
They weren't innocent, every Japanese man, woman and child were ordered to fight to the death.
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Courtney Watson
Im American I this video made me cry for the suffering that day and for Nagasaki
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David Crandall
+jaydee040 I think it's because the U.S. had more resources than any other country in the world and we were able to call upon them when needed. Japan didn't have access to resources like oil, coal, iron and gold and uranium.
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Matic Sofi
no right or wrong, the ruler of japan should be responsible for the massive civilizens death in his country, because USA given him time to surrender but he choose no
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jaydee040
First off Korea was Japan's allie, not a poor victim. The had some of the last troops to surrender in case you missed it. Second the Japanese killed few POW's compared to what the US did, how about talking about that for a while? Sure cities that had bases had civilians but pre WW2 laws stated it was forbidden to bomb cities where civilians casualties could not be limited. The US violated several laws with their atomic weapons, they didn't target military installations or production but civilians and in 2007 these atomic bombings were officially ruled war crimes. There is always a choice in committing war crimes.
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SuperLane 1990
For those of you who believe that the A-bombings were unnecessary or evil or one of the greatest atrocities in history, I'd like to offer up some facts; 1:PEARL HARBOR. 2:Baton death march. 3: look up what the Japanese did to those who they conquered (Vietnam, China, etc.) 4: The Japanese government was forcing Bushido(the way of the samurai) down it's civilians throats. During the fall of Japan, the government practically removed education and force anyone who could walk to learn basic hand-to-hand combat techniques. The Japanese Government even gave an order to everyone in Japan to either fight the Americans to the death or commit suicide. 5:The US found out about this order. And from that and the experiences of fighting the Japs since the beginning of the Pacific War ,from Guam to Okinawa, estimated a MINIMUM of 1MILLION American casualties & a MINIMUM of 10MILLION Japanese casualties. Now, w/ all that typed, the shear fact that these bombings, hell, these weapons for that matter, had to even happen to be thought up should disgust, anger and sadden any sane human being.
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Harry S. Truman
+majorgeeek when russia entered bla bla bla.... can you change to a different russian propaganda majorgeeek? I'm kinda bored with the ones you have been using all this time.
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Tory Rae Resendez
This made me cry
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David Crandall
Or the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan when we weren't even at war?
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kalasend
Those people who argue the atomic-bombing was unnecessary obviously don't know much about Japanese culture. Yes, Japan was on its way to losing the war. But if the atomic bombs weren't used to the effects of shock and awe, Japan would have definitely lasted for another year or two, possibly a few more. In the process, she(the empirical government) would have exhausted the Japanese civilization both economically and mortally. Just think their military was crazy enough to think up Kamikaze and young pilots would follow suicidal orders. If no atomic bombs were dropped, I have no doubt their government would have sacrificed even more of her people to save the unsavable
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jaydee040
+市松勝美 That's ok, BTW America is a pair of continents in the western hemisphere, not a country and most definitely not a language.
jaydee040
+市松勝美 kids are to be seen and not heard....
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majorgeeek
The moment you accept that the USA had other options is the moment you realise that the bombings were wrong
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jaydee040
How was Germany so advanced? They never build any heavy bomber force worth mentioning, their jet engines were behind UK technology, their sonar was also behind UK technology, they wasted time on long range rockets with no guidance system making them useless. The US had more advanced glide bombs, the prerunner to cruise missiles or the guided rocket/missile. The USSR had more advanced tanks, the UK more advanced aircraft. The US ended the war with the most advanced navy so just what was this great German technology? As for the US they had to be spoon fed aviation technology by the Brits and the atomic bomb was designed by a group of foreign scientist and was a joint US, UK and Canadian project, on it's own the US might f had a nuke by the 70's.
A. Whiteman
Germany was at the top with the US for tech advancement...along with England, and Russia was coming on...
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