Yesterday, I watched a program called “The Atomic Explosion in Hiroshima” in the National Geography Channel. After the one-hour program concluded, I kept staring at the screen for a long time, deeply shocked and petrified by the cruel scenes.
On August 5th, 1945, the day before the end of The Second World War, the right-wing force of Japan, after culminating to its highest in the past 8 years, declined to death for then. China, America and Russia averted their spears to this malicious army. However, though they knew they would come to perish soon, the Japanese army still refused to surrender and kept fighting with their last strength, dreaming one day they would conquer the world.
Exactly on that day, America broadcast to Japan a declaration that if Japan still refused to surrender, America would drop an atomic bomb on its territory. Maybe Japan had no idea about atomic bomb, thereby now knowing its overwhelming power, so they still fought with the last strength. But it was quite normal, for even American scientists themselves did not a have a full understanding of the power of nuclear weapons and its disastrous consequence. What they only knew is a massive energy produced by atomic bomb according to the Einstein’s formula.
The next day, in order to curb the spreading of the war and out of the thinking of trial, America cast the first bomb on Hiroshima. The bomb fell from the sky and in the second of its explosion, all houses in the city were torn down to pieces like paper boxes. Every place became debris and ruins, accompanied by monstrous fire. People near the atomic bomb were evaporated instantly, only leaving a sign on the steps. Those far away from the bomb became carbon, leaving a stiff body standing or lying on the ground. Those farthest away were bounced to fly and died with a heavy fall or a fierce burning. Tens of thousands of lives were claimed in a flash. The number of survivors was so lean. While the survivors felt lucky for escaping a disaster, they never imagined a more horrible disaster was on the way that made them more painful than death.
After the disaster, Hiroshima became a total ruin. Refugees were badly injured and in desperate shortage of food and water, which worsened their tragic situation. Coincidently, the next day rain fell heavily, which made the refugees more than happy. But the rain was black like coal because the dust and particle caused by the bomb were absorbed by the clouds. Nevertheless, with a great yearning for water, many refugees opened their mouth for the black rain. But they never imagined the particles contained in the rain had an array of radiation. At last, their skin was rotting and their organ exhausted to death. Only a small handful of people survived.
Whereas, the first atomic bomb did not render Japan reflect on itself and gave up fighting. On the contrary, they enforced their invading plan and comforted the victims by saying that every war sacrificed some peopled and they needed to pull themselves together to fight. Then, America broadcast to Japan a second declaration that if Japan did not surrender in three days, they would drop another atomic bomb. How the evil force did not change little, and pushed its nation into abyss again. On the third day, America dropped a second bomb on Nagasaki, resulting in 50000 lives claimed.
At last, the emperor of Japan announced capitulation. On August 15th , 1945, the Japanese emperor’s sighing his name on the capitulation ushered in the ending of the war. Billions of people exclaimed worldwide for the shining of peace again.
Far away as the second world war went, the bloody era is still a scar in our heart, aching now and then, flipping through history literatures and watching relevant documentaries, we can still seemingly smell the blood and hear the miserable wailing, which further reminds us to cherish our present peaceful life. And the power of atomic bomb remains a giant concern for us. Now the total amount of nuclear weapons can bombard the whole world several hundred times. America utilized the atomic bombs to accelerate the war process, embracing peace for us ahead of time. But will we be destroyed by atomic bombs one day in the future? It is a critical question worth our profound meditation.