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military justification for dropping the bomb i have no question that there were those in the u.s. military who pursued the next. year in the planning in october of 1945. 20 targets in russia in the 70 years since the bombings of hiroshima and nagasaki books and films have all to many just a vacations full and arguments against dropping the a bombs however declassified documents give weight to the arguments that the bombs were dropped not so it's a military necessity to intimidate the soviet union. the 1st ever atomic bomb to be used in wall was in the city if there is steam on the
6th of august 945 well over 100000 citizens were killed those in the hype a sense of what instantly turned into dust while countless all those died from the burns and high dose of radiation they received. over $50000.00 survivors. still live in the city each one of them has their own story to tell of the day the bomb fell and i was on my way to meet one. who told. me. we sure thank you i. had the. chance to make my just move through the door in the. 4th. i've driven to. see you back since. no i'm not going there ok i sound.
on a sound not happening the us. was just a 13 year old schoolgirl that day and as i was about to find out recalling those events hasn't become any easier even after 70 years and. character are nothing out of this shell that caroline said i knew horoscope of course on this car. that was now closer race than me that will never pass yeah that the media circus called that that pinning down. state got caught in any money is so doctoral class and when the assassin quadruped at the net ok and you call that you. or howard had the clear the. look with the letter p. that's going to the moon or casa. del to
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a long war we had been attacked by the japanese the japanese people were not ice people when i was there. the policy of the united states government at that time was to subdue the nation of japan. and i was willing to do anything i could do to help that. it was presidents harry s. truman who made the decision to drop the atomic bomb he'd only been in office for a little under 4 months. a short time ago an american air play in draft run on hiroshima and destroyed its usefulness to the enemy where this we have added a new and revolutionary increase in destruction that has been done is the greatest achievement of organized science in history. here yet the grandson like of the president who decided to drop the bomb on
hiroshima and nagasaki i think is going to see the legacy of. ronnie one thing to go into the ground us drop the bomb we should use the thousands of japanese people they build it up they see so who is coming out of your life because. of course i have to see how strong this is his face his personal life as i told you was the war the job of all please be enjoyed to this day because. to be so you peter sorry yeah my wife calling us from the poison source says this must be done just enough. yeah. it's the new way i felt that is what i did. and. some of it is real soldiers and is this. because you feel you have in your relationship with the grandfather. of the good ones i'm sorry if that. you know of course you sociate sex i don't mean oh
yeah no no no no no i know i understand completely when i was a kid yeah very annoying sometimes because you're a teenager and you're trying to figure out who you are you know and and what you turn out to be for a lot of people as an adjunct to somebody else so they you know your grandfather was wonderful and i remember your grandfather and yeah yeah yeah. and you know thanks. as i've gotten older know it's you know there's a legacy yeah and. you do with it what you can there's a legacy to kind of boy oh i could have. chose not to yeah i when i was in my late thirty's i kind of rediscovered my grandfather as a human being i mean i you know the history is always there. with a sense of victory in the. already looking forward to a post-war world by the polls done conference on the 18th of july 945 bush and
american relations had been fairly good under roosevelt truman was an unknown quantity to stalin and this meeting marks a turning point in relations between the allies. truman at potsdam did indicate to stalin that we had a new weapon he did not specify what it was and he believed that stalin did not know and stalin's response was nonchalant which was well i hope you used to go to. against the the enemy what we now know from a variety of sources including former soviet sources is that style they knew very well what truman was talking about through his own sources in style important to achieve not at the melbourne but it was to sit in the midst of them ridicule anybody thus they were not answering for months or so school sales is a distance from on them at the store is. real so you will do that in the beginning at the last one because it is them or a swim wish so you see what. was
in the car. to see each other's business mr injuries it's one moment's notice and. you get thank. you q how can you cancel you're going to want to stay there. every night. i think you're. going to. get snatched as soon as you've got your. money gucci was delivering mail when a 2nd plutonium bomb called farts man fell on nagasaki sheets from the blast melted the skin on his bike and left footage of his horrific injuries has become iconic
assume its hero is now a living symbol of the suffering caused by the bombs. are going to. cut down at my desk when i get there. at night to. say no to having any kind. of condition. going. you know actually going up it's going to. and certainly i think. you know. this city was in the original targets for the 2nd bomb sites mom was destined for coca-cola but the weather was overcast a bit like today so the box b. 29 changed course and headed to a secondary target some not
a stocking. just 3 days after hiroshima on the 9th of august the 2nd atomic bomb exploded with a destructive force of 21 killer tons of t.n.t. and killed over 70000 of the city's residents. the comprehensive fire bombing campaign conducted before the a bombs had left japan in ruins the u.s. already had the country blockaded and cuts off from food and fuel. the us to keep bombing survey that was done at the end of the work concluded that the japanese would have surrendered even if the bomb had nothing used even if the invasion had not gone forward that they would have surrendered prior to november 1st which i think was the date for operational one pick the invasion of the home islands so why did the us drop the bombs that's what is starting to debating and i think that truman was hoping for a dual strategy one was to try to drop the bombs and hope that japan would
surrender before the russians got in so the russians will not get all those concessions that we have promised them number one the number 2 and equally if not more important the americans were trying to send a message to the soviet union. with each country looking to carve out the spheres of influence after the war relations between east and west would rapidly declined america. realized that euclid poet equals political poet on the world stage and documents from as early as $945.00 suggests that the allies were turning against each other. in the planning actually in october of 1945 and had chosen 20 targets in russia moscow and leningrad were also included in the target list early on and as i understand it just from talking to some of the more planners they designate a ground 0 was to be either the kremlin itself or it was
a power plant that was very close to the kremlin as the bombs got larger they would move the designated ground 0 to a point so that it would destroy more targets just put one weapon difficult. journey into linton's committee just beside the city look it was good it was so lovely i'm sure you know and we've seen the political porch so young still plenty can be said just now couldn't what is it about the switch what i'm sick at the cops that it was then you should get a book tour this would be literally a college still serious to go to. get it on the. condition that. i need it religion to come from thoughts. so yes i'm saying some cinema stuff and ridicule we need college for good are going to make it into the 2nd school so it was a and i got an offer to point forward in the foreseeable future war between the united states and russia will be the result of a miscalculation by russian leaders of the capabilities and contention the united
states and they would go mock all the different industrial sensors in bush or us funks targets. as the us economy was booming doing numbers of people were made homeless. you can work 40 hours a in a week and still not have enough to get housing everybody believes. yes america still is the only and above the reality of the we're not financially quantity and the lack of affordable housing or living minimum wage give many people new choice. just been a problem with the city not always turn a return call the stay way almost. there is no answer because yes that requires resources the most vulnerable are abandoned on the streets to become the invisible comes.
to nothing much became a. dad and son now each is an 82 year old nephew sucky bomb survivor both he and his daughter travel around schools talking to children about the war. so now uses cartoons to help him share with a younger audience his experience of the day the bomb fell with. their. salute to. all and not only much of a. salute to keith swamiji kunle
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i think that the bombs were believed at the time to be necessary as general marshall who was head of the us military during the war said after the war. we didn't want to have to invade japan we knew we would kill many japanese and many americans would die as well. that was truman's just if occasion to save half a 1000000 american lives that would otherwise have been lost if that invaded the mainland. what i don't understand is how people who have presumably studied the same documents of consistence different conclusions about the bombings i don't understand it either to me it's such a clear cut issue if you look at what the us intelligence was saying if you look at the comments of american leaders at the time in fact 6 of america's 75 star admiral generals who got their 5th star during the war record as saying that the bomb was
either militarily unnecessary morally reprehensible or both you can't come to any other conclusion and that the bomb was not necessary that the soviet invasion was going to end the war the u.s. invasion was not going to begin till november 1st so we dropped the bomb that august 6th and august 9th intervention is not going to take place for 3 more months why do we do it why you have to conclude that we wanted to do it. could agree to show me around the hiroshima peace memorial museum for brings back mixed emotions terrible memories of the bomb but also happy ones from her wedding which was held in the grounds. the hiroshima city governments to suggest that removing some of the exhibits over
know i regret the atomic pression i regret we had to do it but i think we had to do it nordic and the war with a minimum loss of life if the same situation existed again exactly as there as it had back in 1945 yes i would go on it i would volunteer for about so by the fact i don't want to go to war. a memoir with. it is it's a personal it's sort of the change from i you know i like most americans born in that time growing up after the war the bombs were a great thing they ended the war they say hundreds of thousands of lives on both sides and that's what my grandfather always said was his reason for the decision to end the war and save american lives primarily but would otherwise likely be lost in
an invasion of the main islands so i went from not giving it much thought at all to . being confronted one day with with the reality that people lost their lives and in horrible ways 2. japan is still counting the cost of the a bombs the government's makes monthly health care payments to the survivors to help with treatment not just for the physical effects of radiation exposure but also the psychological impacts. many of them come to this clinic set up especially for the here in hiroshima. no. one day and nothing in the law or. go so he
went to. be able to identify. they don't answer you know. since 2 course of course. they skip them. and then. it only really good. well there you are a great leader of the night. and the philadelphia the new game that you did something nice you know if you know that this deal and those who know that out of those or have sang to. him. since in 2000. instance or more to your p.t.s.d. this could move him back north or to need more news on the job now you're not seen
at the minute all right in the snow through all. this kind of so who is going to yarn my door quietly. off to the wall the japanese constitution was changed by the americans and it's remained in place of a sense including article 9 which prohibits japan from having its own military and the country can still protect itself with its self defense forces including its fleets which is poly base to the american naval base in your corsica. nowhere is the american incursion more evident than brita street or the haunch as it's known by the sailors is just a stone's throw from the naval base. any time baby i have no idea about
things. is the place to go if you want a native burka or to go shopping at the army surplus store. and drop city seems to be particularly popular among your crusaders foreign guests . star the american sailors are making the most of the downtime 8. however the u.s. base in okinawa is probably the most controversial i suppose so ah it's home to 21000 service personnel more than morning 3 of all american soldiers based in the asia pacific region and the locals want them gone.
there to yanukovych and there i mean kind of been one of these. this is something you know i mean you go out and. it's a death of a hiking all day he got. on a how. are they going to stop. this so with all of us has been you know that's if. you know you have something on the way i can pull it back. on the president to soothe my son so i had enough. sense i mean i'm looking and i thought that. what i thought what am i going to do this since it was that. despite the atomic bombings in japan and the united states have an amicable and close relationship today however no incumbent u.s.
president has visited hiroshima or nagasaki and america has yet to receive an apology for the surprise attack on pearl harbor. truman lived until he was 88 and stood by his decision to drop the atomic bomb to the day he died. so you don't think there will be. no i don't think there will be i don't you know there's no harm in talking about it and i don't know that will ever be an apology. maybe the 2 countries can find language that. that that brings them together to say you know we acknowledge that serious hurt is done on both sides and we we own that and we are going forward it doesn't feel at this point that it will ever be a flat out apology from the u.s. to japan or the other way around i don't know that the united states has ever asked japan for an apology for pearl harbor or that they've offered it so what do you think about american know the naive dymo the innocent i guess you call the.
turning you were no quarter no circle kind that i mean because i may. say not small although i sound like that though to not the way here. yes not going to complete the. summit with the one you know seeking or throwing them off. the map now. well. for. following the atomic bombing of 2 cities over 300000 japanese lost their lives if plans to attack the u.s. assad actually being carried out in which 20 cities with targeted including population centers like moscow leningrad. the number of lives lost would have been
in the millions. fortunately that never happened but it did mark the start of a new era the cold war. the summer solution starts right where we come up with solutions to all the problems they cover on the other shows right there anyway it's a big we've got big gold to the moon edition with a special guest mark valid incremental i'm. thinking of getting a cue from the ones we got in here
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coming from huge agricultural groups and industries that have nothing to do with jobs don't buy dog. lebanon counts the cost of tuesday's deadly explosion which has aggravated an already severe food and housing sorted and the rescue teams continue the search for survivors we hear from a nurse who saved newborns minutes after the blast. i'm sure you need to intensive care units to cover the rubble as well and i started who you were in songs of the units i was terrified because i thought the babies might be crushed under the rubble. also this hour whoever wins the next us presidential election the country's national counter intelligence and security center already knows whose fault it will be either russia or china and euros going underground especially difficult choice facing american voters with one.