Every discussion of Hiroshima and Nagasaki should be preceded by a showing of the film Tora, Tora, Tora and followed by detailed narratives of the Batan Death March and Jap prisons on the Philipines and the labor camps in Japan run by their industrial compex. There can be no question that Japan deserved the consequences of our best weapon to end the war. No real American should grieve over that event, not for a moment.
I was born in 1954. But in August 1945 my dad was on a troop ship heading for Japan.
I find it funny that the left is now bringing up the horror of WW2.
Was the dropping of THE BOMB correct?
How many were killed?
The Answer is how many lives were saved!
Sure innocent's were killed, but much less than would of happened if we stormed the beaches and continued to carpet bomb the Japanese cities!
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Enola Gay? Not that there is anything wrong with that. Bashing not appropriate.
Tomorrow is "Happy Nagasaki Day"!
We shoulda bombed Berlin too..
The 2 A-bombs killed maybe 200,000 people. An invasion of Japan could have cost 1,000,000 Allied troops, mostly American, and as many as 10,000,000 Japanese.
I saw a revisionist leftist story in the paper today claiming the Soviet invasion of Manchuria is what ended the war, not the A-bombs. What a load.
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Today is the 60th anniversary of the Japanese getting the message. We brought them a taste of what they foolishly believed they would do to us and never regret.