Saturday, August 06, 2005

Hiroshima

Today, exactly 60 years ago, the first A-bom was dropped on Japan. In order to avoid an estimated 250,000 US casualties on invading Japan, president Truman decided to use a weapon that was the result of a 2 billion dollar research program, called the Manhattan Project. As great and frontier breaking this weapon was, as horrifying was its result. In this Wikipedia article you can find the details on the technology of the A-bombe.

1 comment:

Ken said...

I have an article along wit an animated presentation about the Hiroshima boming. Check it out if you like. It is called "rising sun of a new age" here is the link http://brutus1964.blogspot.com/2005/08/rising-sun-of-new-age.html

Great blog. I especailly like your article on Nasa and the A-bomb. Thanks for posting it.