05 August 2018

Y +73

Seventy three years ago this minute, Little Boy dropped free from Enola Gay and became the first atomic weapon fired in anger.

1 comment:

  1. More were killed and wounded, more property destroyed, in Tokyo during the firebombing. But the shock value, combined with Nagasaki, most likely allowed Japan to exist outside of a history museum.

    Probably a darned good thing that Germany surrendered when it did. Though 'accidentally' nuking Moscow (with Stalin) might have seen Patton die from laughing too much.

    Truman chose... wisely.


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