Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombing

  • Japan Withdraws from League of Nations

    Japan withdraws from the league. this was mainly due to disputes over japans actions in Manchuria
  • Embargo on Japan

    the US, Britian and the netherland east indies began an steel and oil embargo on Japan. This caused major crisis in japan as they were reliant on the US for 80% of their oil.
  • Pearl Harbour

    Japan attacks pearl Harbour. 353 japanese aircraft sink or damage 18 US ships 188 US aircstaft are destroyed and 155 damaged.
    2402 servicemen killed and 1247 wounded. 57 civilians are killed and 35 wounded.
  • USA enters WW2

  • Hiroshima Bombed

    Little Man A-Bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
    70,000 - 80,000 people killed instantly. 70,000 injured
    90% of Nurses and 93% of doctors either killed or injured.
  • Nagasaki bombed

    Fat Man A-bomb dropped on Nagasaki.
    Soviets launch an attack on Manchuria
  • Japan announces Surrender

    Emperor Hirohito announces over radio the terms of surrender.
    Ceremony held on the SS MISSOURI
  • Japan Surrenders

    Japan officially ends the pacific world wr by signing the instrument of surrender.the signing took place aboard the U.S. Battleship Missouri
  • Deaths

    it is estimated that by this time 90,000-120,000 in Hiroshima and 60,000-80,000 in Nagasaki have died due to the bomb
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

    The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park was created from an area of flattened land created by the A-bomb. the park contains the A-bomb dome, Hiroshima Memorial Museum
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial UNESCO world heritage site

    The Hiroshima Peace memorial (commonly known as the A-bomb dome) is named a UNESCO world heritage site.