Hiroshima, The Ups and Downs.
By: Cody Maupin & Cylus Alexander
Glass half full?
During the On board the Enola Gay the pilot that dropped the bomb believed that the bomb the answer to the war. " I viewed my mission as one to save lives" (General Tibbets). This quote supports how the bomb should have been dropped. As a Military officer General Tibbets had a good point. If we would've gone to war with the Japanese The Japanese could've lost many troops in our victory. Overall even though the bomb killed many people it also saved many.
Was The Decision The smartest? The Aftermath
The Death Toll
The pain from the bomb was unimaginable. The symptoms that came after the drop was unexpected and unprepared for. Had the bomb been tested more thoroughly perhaps it could have showed the results of what was to come. We could have prevented the torture that took people's lives after the pain of the radiation. The radiation was predicted but no one really knew the effects because no one had done anything like the atomic bomb. The radiation caused “...a great number [of people] to sit and lay on the pavement, vomiting, waiting for death and dieing.” (Hersey 35). The bomb wasn't the everyday bomb to be dropped. It did more than just kill, it tortured people to death.