Tag Archives: Hiroshima

The limits of personal responsibility: Auschwitz and Hiroshima

Although subordinates in the military are expected to obey orders, they remain beneath the law. Obeying orders is a personal responsibility, which entails deciding whether they’re lawful or not. Unlawful orders should be challenged or disobeyed. Many Nazis were executed … Continue reading

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Slaughtering Civilians as a Military Tactic: Japan, March-August, 1945

Japan stood alone against the USA in the Second World War. Unlike America, it didn’t have natural resources; or a huge population. By early1945, Japan was defenceless. All that was left was their indomitable spirit. The USA had been taught … Continue reading

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Harry S Truman: War Criminal

The American bombing of Tokyo (March 1945) and Hiroshima (August 1945) were war crimes (see addendum) promoted by President Truman. Both raids were criminal because the slaughter of civilians was intentional. Civilian deaths occur during bombing raids. They are unavoidable … Continue reading

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Existentialism and Hiroshima (6th August 1945)

You’re you and nothing but you You do what you do and you do it You’re a person who does knows what to do And you’re the man who dropped the bomb on Hiroshima You dropped that bomb no- one … Continue reading

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Japan 1937- 45

Banzai: 13 December 1937 Decisive battle Winter storm victory now Brave soldiers succeed. Hubris: 8 December 1941 Decisive battle Winter sun melts protection Planes triumphant. Nemesis: 6 August 1945 Decisive battle Summer comes. No resistance Honour gone forever. (Chris)

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