WAS IT NECESSARY TO DROP THE BOMB?
Japanese soldiers used prisoners for bayonet practice. At times babies
were thrown into the air for the soldiers to bayonet them. Many Chinese
prisoners were buried alive. The Japanese loaded trucks full with young
men and transported to the outskirts for mass executions. All of these
atrocities are documented by the U.S. and Chinese Governments everyone
should read "The Rape Of Nanking" by Iris Chang. By 1939 Japan
had control over a large portion of China, Manchuria, Manila, and hundreds
On Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese expanded their conquest to take on the world by bombing our Naval Base at Pearl Harbor. The attack was devastating with over 3000 of our men killed, and a large portion of our ships destroyed. President Roosevelt was enraged, and the next day declared war on the Japanese Empire. He wanted revenge, and asked our military how we could retaliate to this catastrophe. Japan was thousands of miles away and we had no bombers that could reach it. Our factories geared up for mass production and pretty soon were turning out thousands of tanks, ships, and aircraft, along with submarines and aircraft carriers. We also built up a huge military force. The only way to reach Japan was to occupy Guam, Iwo Jima, Tinian, and Okinawa. Each Island heavily fortified. These would create stepping stones as bases for our B-29s.