"We have spent 2 billion dollars on the greatest scientific gamble in history - and won."
- President Harry Truman
Up until August 6th, occasional bombs, which did no great damage had fallen on Hiroshima. Many cities roundabout, one after another were destroyed, but Hiroshima itself remained protected. There were daily observations of planes over the city, but none of them dropped a bomb. The citizens wondered why they alone, had remained undisturbed for such long a time. There were fantastic rumors that the enemy had something special in mind for this city, but no one had dreamed that the end would come in such a fashion as on the morning of August 6th. Undoubtedly, the atomic bombing of World War II was the most significant military event that ever took place in history. Not only was it the beginning of what we know as the Manhattan Project and nuclear power, it was the most devastating attack in military history, which led to post-war cont...