The Atomic Bomb

Layla Powell Academic 4

Do you know what happened in Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima? Both are examples of historical events caused by both of bombs . Hiroshima was a port city in Japan that suffered the deadly affects of the atomic bomb, which is a much amplified version of the normal bomb, on August 6, 1945. Pearl Harbor was a U.S Navy base in Hawaii that was attacked by the Japanese fighter planes on December 7 , 1941, just years before the U.S bombed Hiroshima. In total, the world lost about 90,300 people in a matter of four years.

As seen in these two cities, both types of bombs caused great damage and despair. Japan did not only loose Hiroshima, it also lost its pride too, and many other things that day Japan was bombed. It was a clear morning in Hiroshima, on August 6, 1945. The birds were singing, and everyone was having fun. That was until an American war plane that was gleaming in the morning sun, ruined everything. On command, it dropped one of the most dangerous weapons during WWII. It dropped the The atomic bomb. Those that were lucky enough not to be killed by the powerful blast or the intense heat, were killed by being exposed to high levels of radiation over the course of a few weeks. Hiroshima did not start undergoing construction until five years later. Why did the U.S drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima? The U.S did it because we needed to test the atomic bomb somewhere. So we chose Japan to get our revenge for what they did to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Pearl Harbor was a U.S Pacific Fleet in Hawaii, the United States. On December 7, 1941, Japanese fighter planes attacked Pearl Harbor with bombs, and with incredible force. During the battle, 2,300 Americans died and the Japanese destroyed or severely damaged 8 American battle ships and destroyed about 190 army and navy airplanes. So to get revenge, the U.S destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Who would have thought these two events would be in history one day?


In conclusion, both Hiroshima and Pearl Harbor have something in common. They are both a very important part in history to everyone in the world. Japan lost 70,00 lives ,and Pearl Harbor lost 2,429 lives including the Japanese losses. That is 90,429 lives lost in 4 years. We respect all of the civilians and the soldiers lost in the historic events of the bombing of Hiroshima, and the attack of pearl harbor.