On August 6, 2018, it has been seventy-three years since American forces deployed an atomic bomb called ” Little Boy” on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Today, August 9, 2018, is the seventy-third anniversary of the second atomic bomb that was deployed against Nagasaki. On August 15,1945, Japan announced its surrender to the allies.
No member of the Japanese Imperial Family was ever indicted for war crimes.
From the invasion of China in 1937 to the end of World War II, the Japanese military murdered about 10,000,000 people. The Japanese murdered about 6,000,000 Chinese. The Japanese also murdered Indonesians, Koreans, Filipinos, and Allied War prisoners.
During World War II, 416,800 U.S. military personnel were killed. During World War II, the Soviet Union lost 9 MILLION military personnel and the Soviet Union lost a total of 24 Million military and civilian citizens.
George Santayana stated: ” Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
R. Van Conoley ( Editor’s Note: President Harry Truman ordered the American military to begin deployment of nuclear weapons that were developed by the Manhattan Project. Also, the Soviet Union suffered the largest number of deaths in World War II. However, many Americans do not understand or wish to understand that China incurred the second most deaths in World War II. )