Einstein once said that "[a]s long as there are sovereign nations possessing great power, war is inevitable."
"My God, what have we done?" - Robert Lewis, the co-pilot of the Enola Gay, the B-29 that dropped the first atomic bomb.
The ancient historian Herodotus once said: "in peace sons bury fathers, but in war fathers bury sons."
“The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul.”
— President Herbert Hoover
At seventeen seconds past 8:15 on August 6,1945, the bomb bay doors of the Enola Gay opened and "Little Boy" plummeted towards Hiroshima. At 1,800 feet the Uranium gun-type fission went off and 15,000 tons of TNT were released killing 75,000 people immediately. In the days and years to come after, over 130,000 people died from the effects of the atomic bomb and tens of thousands were injured. To this day many fear the power of atomic bombs and the destruction they could bring in the future
Informational Web Sites
All about the Enola Gay and Paul Tibbets
Hiroshima: Was it Neccesary?
The Race to Build the Atomic Bomb
From Roosevelt to Truman
The Manhattan Project