Nagasaki Day: All you need to know about the bombing that ended WWII

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In the history of the world nuclear attack was seen first and last time in the cities of Japan; Hiroshima and Nagasaki. No doubt it causes devastation on large scale and in fact its consequences lasts long.

On 6 August, 1945, atomic bomb was dropped in the city of Hiroshima and just after two days on 9 August, 1945, atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Thousands of people were killed instantly.

Why is it celebrated?

On 9 August every year, Nagasaki Day is observed because on this day US dropped atomic bomb on the Nagasaki city of Japan in 1945 during World War II.

The first bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima and the second was dropped on Nagasaki on 9 August which killed around 74,000 people or more.

After six days of Nagasaki bombing, the Japanese Emperor Gyokuon-hoso speech was broadcast to the nation, addressing about the surrender. The devastation caused due to the bombing led Japan surrender in World War II.

Reason behind dropping atomic bombs on Japan two cities

According to the sources, reason behind dropping the atomic bomb on Japan’s two cities and according to the US President Truman is military.

Dropping the bomb would end war quickly and effectively with the least amount of casualties on the U.S side. They also wants to justify the expenses of the Manhattan Project where bomb was created. Bombing impressed Soviet Union and created a response to Pearl Harbour. No doubt bombing forced Japan to surrender.

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