Complete Footage Of The Bombing Of Nagasaki Emerges (VIDEO)

Those Who Forget The Past Are Doomed To Repeat It

A Youtube user named RestrictedData has uploaded a video of the Fat Man Nuclear weapon from its unveiling and loading onto the plane, all the way to its final destination. The video is a chilling look at the bomb that ended World War 2.

The footage was taken from the island of Tinian and shows the view from the second plane that observed the explosion. RestrictedData has created helpful annotations in the video, but they may be turned off by clicking on the little gearbox and clicking “off” on annotations if you wish to view it without them.




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  • Inspector Fu@Anonymous
    February 7, 2014, 7:49 pm

    It’s true, before the atom bomb was dropped, Japan’s navy was in ruin. Without a Navy, Japan was nothing. The purpose of the bomb wasn’t to defeat Japan anyway, the central purpose was to intimidate the Soviets.

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  • bd1143bc@Anonymous
    February 7, 2014, 7:56 pm

    Noam Chomsky is an idiot, and the people who parrot him are ignorant sheep.

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  • Jim Purcell@Anonymous
    February 7, 2014, 8:01 pm

    They had an undefeated well trained army in China (1.5 million). The war lords in Japan trained even the children to fight to the last person. They raped and pillaged their way across China, Korea, Indo-China, and numerous islands in the Pacific… millions were tortured, raped, and killed. Japanese newspapers had open contests glorifying the killings. The treatment of prisoners was abysmal, Red Cross parcels were stolen.. and cannibalism was ritualized by the military.

    These factors were considered along with calculating the death tolls of attacking mainland Japan using previous encounters. And finally, the war lords in Japan knew they had no chance of winning that war.. they hoped to scare the US into negotiations. That didn’t work like they wanted. Many military leaders who spoke of ending the war were assassinated.

    Monday morning quarterbacking does nothing to consider the choices available to the people who had to actually fight it. By then they knew what they were facing and had seen what the Japanese had done first hand. Any and all blame for this lies with Japan. The suffering and dying in China was continuing unabated and they had orders to execute all POWs in September. The War Department had already set timelines for the war to continue into 1947. Think the bombing would have stopped? They would have been bombing rubble but they had warehouses full of bombs to use.. think the numbers would be less that way?

    Sad that it had to be done but they wouldn’t even talk after Tokyo was torched. Who in their right mind would leave a very hostile country intact after suffering greatly for years at their hands? At the time they also knew that Germany had sent its nuclear research to Japan. (the Armistice of WWI is a great example of that mistake)

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  • gaige@Anonymous
    February 7, 2014, 8:02 pm

    So it’s more moral to starve someone to death than to kill them with atomic fire? Gotcha.

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  • timduck
    February 7, 2014, 8:07 pm

    We didn’t satrt the war. We ended it. Had not the atomic weapons been used over one million lives would have been lost in the invasion of Japan. Had that been the case; it is likely neither you or I would be here. Yes, war is hell!

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