On 0815 hrs 6th August 1945, under the order of US President Harry Truman the nuclear bomb "Little Boy" was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, Japan.
The plane was B-29 'Enola Gay' piloted & commandeered by Colonel Paul Tibbets.
140,000 people were killed by the bomb, half of them were killed directly by the explosion - most of them were civilians - including 2 Malaysians. Over 90% of doctors & 93% of nurses were killed & injured.
Although the United States had dropped leaflets warning civilians of air raids on twelve other Japanese cities in advance, the residents of Hiroshima were given no notice of the atomic bomb.
3 days later, the city of Nagasaki shared the same fate...
It's always hard to debate whether the Japanese deserved the Atomic Bombs or not. But 1 ultimate thing for sure the innocent civilians never deserved them. That's the ugly face of war.
Come to think of it if not for the bombings, the Japanese might not reach their current super-advanced technological & manufacturing status and we here in Malaysia might currently speak Japanese, sing Japanese Anthem, trading using duit cap pokok pisang, etc...