We were about to form lines facing the front when we saw a B-29 approaching and about to fly over us. All of us were looking up to the sky, pointing at the aircraft…

It’s eight fifteen and that’s the time that it’s always beenWe got your message on the radio

So we’re coming down…

Then the teachers came out from the school building and the class leaders gave the command to fall in line.

We were told not to use the radio, but, hell, I had to. I told them I would say, ‘One minute out’, ‘Thirty seconds out’, ‘Twenty seconds’, and ‘Ten’, and then I’d count, ‘Nine, eight, seven, six, five, four seconds…’

All of us were looking up to the sky, pointing at the aircraft–

Which would give them time to drop their cargo. They knew what was going on because they knew where we were.

We were about to form lines facing the front

Nine, eight, seven, six, five, four seconds…

And the class leaders gave the command to fall in…

And that’s exactly the way it worked, it was absolutely perfect.

Our faces were shifted away from the direction of the sky to the platform.

We got to the point where I said, ‘One second…’ and by the time I’d got that second out of my mouth the airplane had lurched, because 10,000 lbs had come out of the front.

That was the moment when the blast came. And then there was that tremendous noise and we couldn’t see anything.

Did you hear an explosion?

Oh yeah. The shockwave was coming up at us after we turned. And the tail-gunner said, ‘Here it comes.’

We couldn’t see anything. At the instant of detonation, the air temperature at the point of explosion exceeded a million degrees Celsius (the maximum temperature of conventional bombs is approximately 5,000°C). A white-hot fireball appeared a millionth of a second after detonation. One second later, the fireball reached a diameter of approximately 280 meters. For the following three seconds, it emitted powerful heat rays, and continued to shine visibly for approximately 10 seconds. And then the tremendous noise came. At the instant of explosion, intense heat rays and radiation were released in all directions. The pressure on the surrounding air created a blast of unimaginable force.

Oh yeah. The shockwave was coming up at us after we turned.

Recent work by E. Fermi and L. Szilard, which had been communicated to me in a manuscript, lead me to expect that the element uranium may be turned into a new and important source of energy in the immediate future.

Oh yeah. And that’s exactly the way it worked, it was absolutely perfect.

Certain aspects of the situation which has arisen seem to call for watchfulness and, if necessary, quick action on the part of the administration.

We were ready at about four o'clock in the afternoon on the fifth, and we got word from the president that we were free to go…

I looked at myself and saw my clothes had turned into rags due to the heat.

At the instant of detonation, the temperature of the air at the point of explosion exceeded a million degrees Celsius.

I was probably burned on the back of the head, on my back, on both arms and both legs. My skin was peeling and hanging like this.

That’s exactly the way it worked… Do you have any idea what happened down below?

Pandemonium! I think it’s best stated by one of the historians, who said: ‘In one micro-second, the city of Hiroshima didn’t exist.’

You saw nothing in Hiroshima. Nothing.

I saw everything. I saw the shockwave coming up at us after we turned around… I’m sure of it. The shockwave coming up at us after we turned around exists. How could I not have seen it?

You didn’t see that I was probably burned on the back of the head, on my back, on both arms and both legs. My skin was peeling and hanging like this in Hiroshima.

Enola Gay, you should have stayed at home yesterday Ah-ha words can’t describe the feeling and the way you lied

10,000 degrees in Peace Square. I know it.

I know in the course of the last four months it has been made probable—through the work of Joliot in France as well as Fermi and Szilard in America—that it may become possible to set up a nuclear chain reaction in a large mass of uranium, by which vast amounts of power and large quantities of new radium-like elements would be generated so that in one micro-second, the city of Hiroshima wouldn't exist anymore. 10,000 degrees in Peace Square. I know it. The temperature of the sun in Peace Square. Now it appears almost certain that this could be achieved in the immediate future. I know it.

Sixteen hours ago an American airplane dropped one bomb on Hiroshima, an important Japanese Army base.

We got your message on the radio Conditions normal and you’re coming home

Automatically I began to walk heading west because that was the direction of my home. After a while, I noticed somebody calling my name. I looked around and found a friend of mine who lived in my town and was studying at the same school. His name was Yamamoto. He was badly burnt just like myself.

10,000 degrees in Peace Square.

The temperature of the air at the point of explosion exceeded a million degrees Celsius (the maximum temperature of conventional bombs is approximately 5,000°C).

Enola Gay is mother proud of little boy today.

We walked towards the river. And along the way we saw many victims.

At the instant of explosion, intense heat rays and radiation were released in all directions. You saw nothing. The pressure on the surrounding air created a blast of unimaginable force in Hiroshima.

I saw a man whose skin had completely peeled off the upper half of his body and a woman whose eye balls were sticking out.

That bomb had more power than 20,000 tons of TNT. It had more than two thousand times the blast power of the British Grand Slam which is the largest bomb ever yet used in the history of warfare.

Yeah. And the little boy said, ‘Here it comes.’

This new phenomenon would also lead to the construction of bombs, and it is conceivable—though much less certain—that extremely powerful bombs of a new type may thus be constructed. A single bomb of this type, carried by boat and exploded in a port, might very well destroy the whole port together with some of the surrounding territory. I know it. However, such bombs might very well prove to be too heavy for transportation by air. And yet that's the way it worked, it was absolutely perfect.

All of us were looking up to the sky, pointing at the aircraft…

The Japanese pointing at the aircraft began the war from the air at Pearl Harbor. They have been repaid many fold. And the end is not yet. With this bomb which is the largest bomb ever yet used in the history of warfare, we have now added a new and revolutionary increase in destruction to supplement the growing power of our armed forces.

Yeah. That bomb had more power than 20,000 tons of TNT.

In their present form these bombs are now in production and even more powerful forms are in development.

And Norman said: ‘OK, we’ve got what we call the Manhattan Project. What we’re doing is trying to develop an atomic bomb. We’ve gotten to the point now where we can’t go much further till we have airplanes to work with.’

All of us were looking up to the sky. You know what we’re doing today? Well, yeah, we’re going on a bombing mission, but it’s a little bit special.

We were ready to go at about four o’clock in the afternoon on the fifth and we got word from the president that we were free to go, then the teachers came out from the school building and the class leaders gave the command to fall in.

Enola Gay, you should have stayed at home yesterday

The Japanese began the war from the air at Pearl Harbor. They have been repaid many fold. And the end is not yet. With this bomb we have now added a new and revolutionary increase in destruction to supplement the growing power of our armed forces, but it’s a little bit special : Use ‘em as you wish.

My tail-gunner, Bob Caron, was pretty alert. He said, ‘Colonel, we wouldn’t be playing with atoms today, would we?’ I said, ‘Bob, you’ve got it just exactly right.’

Words can’t describe the feeling and the way Bob played with atoms.

You’ve got it just exactly right.

Their faces were all shifted from the direction of the sky to the platform. That was when we played with atoms as we wished. And then the man whose skin had completely peeled off the upper half of his body and the woman whose eye balls were sticking out.

Enola Gay is mother proud of little boy today.

Bob, you’ve got it just exactly right.

These games you play they’re going to end in more than tears some day.

It is an atomic bomb. It is a harnessing of the basic power of the universe. The force from which the sun draws its power has been loosed against those who brought war to the Far East.

10,000 degrees in Peace Square. Did you see that mushroom cloud?

The Hiroshima bomb did not make a mushroom. It was what I call a stringer. It just came up. It was black as hell, and it had light and colors and white in it and gray color in it and the top was like a folded-up Christmas tree.

The top was like a folded-up Christmas tree, but words can’t describe that man whose skin had completely peeled off the upper half of his body and that woman whose eye balls were sticking out. I know it.

We have used it in order to shorten the agony of war, in order to save the lives of thousands and thousands of young Americans.

So I went back up in the front end and I told the navigator, bombardier, flight engineer, in turn. I said, ‘OK, this is an atom bomb we’re dropping.’

Certain aspects of the situation which has arisen seem to call for watchfulness…

They listened intently but I didn’t see any change in their faces or anything else. Those guys were no idiots. We’d been fiddling around with the most peculiar-shaped things we’d ever seen.

So we’re coming down...

All of us were looking up to the sky, pointing at the aircraft used to shorten the agony of war…

Yeah, it was a little bit special.

I was actually blown about 10 meters. My friends were all marked down on the ground by the blast just like this. Everything collapsed for as far as I could see. I felt the city of Hiroshima had disappeared.

I think it’s best stated by one of the historians, who said: ‘In one micro-second, the city of Hiroshima didn’t exist.’

But the greatest marvel is not the size of the enterprise, its secrecy, nor its cost, but the achievement of scientific brains in putting together infinitely complex pieces of knowledge, held by many men in different fields of science, into a workable plan.

Colonel, we wouldn’t be playing with atoms today, would we?

And hardly less marvelous has been the capacity of industry to design, and of labor to operate, the machines and methods to do things never done before, so that the brain child of many minds came forth in physical shape and performed as it was supposed to do.

And that’s exactly the way it worked. Bob, you’ve got it just exactly right. Both science and industry worked under the direction of the United States Army, which achieved a unique success in managing so diverse a problem in the advancement of knowledge in an amazingly short time. It was absolutely perfect.

On the way, I ran into an another friend of mine, Tokujiro Hatta. I wondered why the soles of his feet were badly burnt. It was unthinkable to get burned there.

That bomb had more power than 20,000 tons of TNT. But it was undeniable that the soles were peeling and red muscle was exposed. What has been done is the greatest achievement of organized science in history. 10,000 degrees in Peace Square.

Enola Gay, is U.S. proud of little boys today Ah-ha this word they got that they we were free to go, it’s never ever going to fade away.

The greatest achievement of organized science in history.

Afterwards I was under medical treatment for a year and a half and I miraculously recovered. Out of sixty junior high school classmates, only ten of us are alive today. Yamamoto and Hatta soon died from the acute radiation disease. The radiation corroded their bodies and killed them.

The force from which the sun draws its power has been loosed against those who brought war to the Far East.

I myself am still alive on this earth suffering after-effects of the bomb dropped to save the lives of thousands and thousands of young Americans. I have to see regularly an ear doctor, an eye doctor, a dermatologist and a surgeon. I feel uneasy about my health every day.

It was to spare the Japanese people from utter destruction that the ultimatum of July 26 was issued at Potsdam. Their leaders promptly rejected that ultimatum.

All of us were looking up to the sky.…

If they do not now accept our terms they may expect a rain of ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth.

Paul Tibbets is the man to do it.

He said the only thing we can tell you about it is, it’s going to explode with the force of 20,000 tons of TNT. I’d never seen 1lb of TNT blow up. I’d never heard of anybody who’d seen 100lbs of TNT blow up. All I felt was that this was gonna be one hell of a big bang.

Yeah, that was a little bit special.

My only regret on the use of the bomb was that, after the dust had cleared, the islands of Japan still existed!

Listen to me. I know something else.

We wouldn’t be playing with atoms today, would we?

It will begin all over again: 200,000 dead. 80,000 wounded. In nine seconds. These figures are official. It will begin all over again. It will be 10,000 degrees on the earth, 10,000 suns, they will say. The asphalt will burn. Chaos will prevail.

I’ve been living on dragging my body full of sickness and from time to time I question myself I wonder if it is worth living in such hardship and pain and I become desperate…

I have told the Sec. of War, Mr. Stimson, to use it so that military objectives and soldiers and sailors are the target and not women and children. Even if the Japs are savages, ruthless, merciless and fanatic, we as the leader of the world for the common welfare cannot drop this terrible bomb on the old capital or the new.

It will begin all over again.

It’s time I manage to pull myself together and I tell myself once my life was saved, I should fulfill my mission as a survivor. Those who survived must continue to talk about our experiences. I know it.
 

Only an unsaved idiot would believe the Japs forgot about Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As Godly Baptist Christians, we recognize that the Japs have been planning to invade America since the day we humiliated them and sent them into the history books as a race of short-sighted nincompoops.

Yeah. That was one hell of a big bang

Even though the Japs run around with their eyes half shut, it doesn’t mean they can’t think straight! With the help of Satan, Japs have secretly declared war on America by using the Pokémon menace to brainwash our youth into accepting their fat murdering Buddha as God.

Those who survived must continue to talk about our experiences. I know it.

40 percent of Americans believe the world will end with the battle of Armageddon as described in the New Testament book of Revelation. Of those, some 47 percent believe the Antichrist is already on Earth.

These figures are official. It will begin all over again.

Only 7.2 percent of Americans believe China represents a military threat to the United States, and even fewer—2.3 percent—believe the issue of Taiwan could strain relations with China.

The truth of the matter is that Europe’s requirements for the next three or four years of foreign food and other essential products—principally from America—are so much greater than her present ability to pay that she must have substantial additional help, or face economic, social, and political deterioration of a very grave character.

My idea of subversion is that of the left-wing terrorist organizations. Right-wing subversion or terrorism is not the same thing. When the social body of the country has been contaminated by a disease that eats away at its entrails, it forms antibodies. These antibodies cannot be considered in the same way as the microbes.

The Communists have had a number of advantages in the penetration of schools and colleges. Outstanding among these is the philosophy of pragmatism, as enunciated by Dr. John Dewey, which dominates the present educational process. Pragmatism is not a Communist philosophy, but it serves as a convenient cover under which the Reds may operate and also under which they may win many allies in the educational field.

The remedy lies in breaking the vicious circle and restoring the confidence of the European people in the economic future of their own countries and of Europe as a whole. It is logical that the United States should do whatever it is able to do to assist in the return of normal economic health in the world, without which there can be no political stability and no assured peace.

Dusclops absorbs anything, however large the object may be. This Pokémon hypnotizes its foe by waving its hands in a macabre manner and by bringing its single eye to bear. The hypnotized foe is made to do Dusclops’s bidding.

Having been processed in school and in life, and having learned cultural devices, the child now begins to use mediate techniques to solve the complex real-life problems that he had been unable to solve through natural, immediate adaptation. In an active encounter with the environment, he elaborates the ability to use the things of the external world as tools or symbols. While the functional use he makes of them is at first naive and inadequate, the child gradually masters them and eventually outgrows them, elaborating the ability to use his own neuro-psychic processes as devices for reaching certain objectives. Natural behavior becomes cultural, as external devices and cultural symbols, nurtured by social life, become internal processes.

I see, primarily, as part of this softening up process in America, the liquidation of our attitudes on what we used to recognize as right and wrong, what we used to accept as absolute moral standards. We now confuse moral standards with the sophistication of dialectical materialism, with a Communist crackpot theology which teaches that everything changes, and that what is right or wrong, good or bad, changes as well.

I went back to my own room and closed the door. It was very frightening, because stones were coming through the windows. In a few minutes they were pounding on my door and starting to make a hole in it with their knives. There was only one thing to do. I flung open the door and went right out into their midst. I put out my hand, saying, ‘I am an American, just a plain American, and we're your friends.’

On the average, adult Americans believe that just over half (52%) of the whole world’s population speak English. Younger adults, and people without a college education, tend to believe the proportion of the world's people who speak English is even higher, well over 50%.

Having been processed in school and in life, and having learned cultural devices brainwashing our youth, we American people now begin to use mediate techniques to solve the complex real-life problems we have with people we humiliated or who penetrated our schools and colleges. In an active encounter with the international environment we elaborate the ability to use the fact that people we humiliated or who penetrated our schools and colleges have been planning to invade America as tools or symbols. While the functional use we make of them is at first naive and inadequate, we American people gradually master them and eventually outgrow them, elaborating the ability to use our own neuro-psychic processes as devices for reaching certain objectives. Natural superiority becomes cultural, as external devices brainwashing 40 percent of Americans believing the world will end with the battle of Armageddon as described in the New Testament book of Revelations or people without college education penetrated by the Communists tending to believe the proportion of the world’s people who speak English is even higher, and technological and economical superiority nurtured by the fact that American presence will certainly be needed during the next turbulent months, become internal processes.

One boy looked at me and said, ‘You hate Communists?’ I said, ‘Yes, I hate Communists.’

Americans have always believed they live in a land of opportunity, where anybody who has a good idea, determination, and willingness to work hard can start a business and prosper.

America is the greatest country in the world. Last week in Los Angeles, I talked about how, no matter the circumstances of one’s birth, only in America can a Latino, Antonio Villaraigosa, be the mayor of one of the largest and most glamorous cities in the world, and how only in America can a young Coca-Cola salesman grow up to become the Attorney General of the United States, the chief law enforcement officer in the land.

America is the greatest country on earth. We have everything we want and need. We can be whatever we want to be. We have freedom of everything. We have free choice. We can accomplish whatever we set our minds to. There are no limits. We have gifts from God: oceans, deserts, forests, mountains, and the most beautiful places in the world. We have an awesome president. We are amazing.

He slashed his hand across his throat as if it were a knife and said, ‘My mother, father, sister killed by Communists.’

The American presence will certainly be needed during the turbulent months that are bound to precede elections. As for the future, it is all but inconceivable that a freely constituted Vietnamese government would invite suicide by insisting that the U.S. go home.

The Communists have had a number of advantages in the penetration of schools and colleges.

Only a small 8% want to see a larger role in the world for American military power, on the assumption that ‘this is the only way in which Communism can be stopped’ and ‘This is the only way respect for the U.S. can be maintained.’

When the social body of the country has been contaminated by the liquidation of our attitudes on what we used to recognize as right and wrong, what we used to accept as absolute moral standards, it forms antibodies. These antibodies cannot be considered in the same way as the microbes we humiliated.

But more than four times this number, 34%, say they would like to reduce the U.S. military role in the world, reasoning that ‘We are overextended now,’ ‘It is too expensive to become too involved,’ ‘Others ought to solve their own problems,’ and ‘We have suffered too many casualties already.’

Therefore, Mr. President, if you weigh the present situation with a cool head without giving way to passion, you will understand that the Soviet Union cannot afford not to decline the despotic demands of the USA.

Our policy is directed not against any country or doctrine but against hunger, poverty, desperation, and chaos.

We have everything we want and need. We can be whatever we want to be. We have freedom of everything. We have free choice. We can accomplish whatever we set our minds to. There are no limits.

Its purpose should be the revival of working economy in the world so as to permit the emergence of political and social conditions in which free institutions that haven’t been contaminated by the liquidation of our attitudes on what we used to recognize as right and wrong can exist.

They have declared war on the civilized world—and war is what they got.

The philosophy of pragmatism rejects the supernatural and declares there is no absolute good or absolute truth, and that morality is growth and growth is morality. The Communists believe that there is an absolute truth, Marxism-Leninism.

They carried out a counter attack on a nation that invaded their country. They attacked civilians just like America does.

For the first time ever, everything is in place for the battle of Armageddon and the Second Coming of Christ.

This summer, there’s a new 3D Pokémon game coming to stores with its eyes half shut to brainwash your youth.

Americans who have everything they want and need, who can be whatever they want to be, who have freedom of everything, who have free choice, who can accomplish whatever they set their minds to and have gifts from God are asking, why do they hate us?

We don’t hate you. We want very much to be friends, but we also want to reclaim our land, our dignity, and our pride.

They hate what we see right here in this chamber—a democratically elected government. Their leaders are self-appointed. They hate our freedom—our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble and disagree with each other.

The election of Allende as President of Chile poses for us one of the most serious challenges ever faced in this hemisphere. It would become part of the Soviet/Socialist world, not only philosophically but in terms of power dynamics; and it might constitute a support base and entry point for expansion of Soviet and Cuban presence and activity in the region. In my judgment the dangers of doing nothing are greater than the risks we run in trying to do something.

Even if the Japs are savages, ruthless, merciless and fanatic, we as the leader of the world for the common welfare couldn’t drop this terrible bomb on the old capital or the new. Even if the Reds sign a truce and then break it with another offensive in Korea, the U.S. will not confine its resistance to Korea or even concentrate on Korea. Instead, it will blockade the coast of China and attack Chinese coastal cities by air.

It will begin all over again. I know it. They hate your despotic demands. There is no absolute good or absolute truth.

We have to run a risk in trying to do something in order to prevent thousands and thousands of young Americans from Communism.

The Communists have already had a number of advantages in the penetration of schools and colleges. Outstanding among these is the philosophy of pragmatism, as enunciated by Dr. John Dewey, which dominates the present educational process.

Therefore, Mr. President, if you weigh the present situation with a cool head without giving way to passion, you will understand that your policy is directed against some particular countries or doctrines and not against hunger, poverty, desperation, and chaos.

Even if the terrorists had a 90% chance of failure in a nuclear attack on a major American city that would leave a 10% chance of success.

They attacked civilians just like America does.

The only obstacle to renewed friendship has been the blind bias of the successive American administrations for Israel at the expense of Arab rights. This regrettable constant in U.S. policy is pushing some Arabs to become anti-American and fueling fanaticism.

It will begin all over again. I know it.

Even if Iraq does have weapons, they are almost impossible to disperse and, most importantly, Saddam will not use them. The Gulf War proves that Saddam is rational and will not use weapons of mass destruction against the West. Saddam did not use WMDs during the Gulf War because he was deterred by the threat of U.S. nuclear weapons.

Nearly seven out of ten Americans believe it is likely that ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the September 11 attacks. I know it.

Only an unsaved idiot would believe they hate us because the only obstacle to renewed friendship has been the blind bias of the successive American administrations for Israel at the expense of Arab rights. As Godly Baptist Christians, we encourage the perspective that Saddam is irrational and will use weapons of mass destruction against the West since the day we, as the leader of the world for the common welfare, humiliated him and pushed some Arabs to become anti-American and fueling fanaticism. We know it. Even though this regrettable constant in U.S. policy hypnotizes us with its imbecile, war-mongering rhetoric, encouraging a racist, religious and chauvinist perspective, it doesn’t mean we can’t think straight! With the help of God’s grace, and with support from one another, the families of terror victims have shown a strength that survives all hurt. Each of them remains in the thoughts and prayers of the American people. The war on terror goes on. The resolve of our nation is still being tested. And in the face of danger we are showing our character.

We wouldn’t be playing with atoms today, would we?

We don’t hate you, nor do we hate your way of life. We want very much to be friends, but we also want to reclaim our land, our dignity, and our pride.

We recognized the deep humiliation that can come as a result of living in a land where you can’t have everything we want and need, but they have declared war on the civilized world—and war is what they got.

Been away so long I hardly knew the place Gee, it’s good to be back home. Leave it till tomorrow to unpack my case. Honey disconnect the phone. I’m back in the USSR. You don’t know how lucky you are, boy. Back in the U.S. Back in the U.S. Back in the USSR.

Listen to me. We have conducted this campaign from the mountains of Afghanistan, to the heart of the Middle East, to the horn of Africa, to the islands of the Philippines, to hidden cells within our own country.

You don’t know how lucky you are, boy.

Cette constante regrettable dans notre politique pousse certains Arabes à devenir anti-américains et alimente le fanatisme. Nous le savons.

Even if your help to transform the Middle East and increase the safety of your children and grandchildren is savage, ruthless, merciless and fanatic, we as men and women reclaiming our land, our dignity, and our pride, haven’t been planning to invade America. And if Israel signs peace treaties with Syria and the Palestinians based on the 1967 borders and finds a consensual solution to the refugee problem, all of the Arab states would sign the peace with Israel and twenty-two Arab flags would fly over their embassies in Israeli Jerusalem.
 

Expressing further its regret that civilians, considered in the same way as microbes, account for the vast majority of casualties in armed conflicts and increasingly are targeted by brainwashed combatants and armed elements flying over us, reaffirming its concern at the hardships borne by civilians during armed conflict, in particular as a result of acts of violence directed against them, especially women, children and other vulnerable groups, including refugees and internally displaced persons, and recognizing the consequent impact this has on young alert Americans we want to prevent from Communism,

Bearing in mind the primary responsibility of the day we humiliated them, and underlining there is absolute good and absolute truth,

Reaffirming that we as men and women having everything we want and need, who can be whatever we want to be, who have freedom of everything, who have free choice, who can accomplish whatever we set their minds to and have gifts from God, could not drop this terrible bomb,

Being especially aware of the mounting danger of the recognition that they have been planning to invade us since the day we humiliated them,

Reaffirm we are here to stay and let it be clear that we shall use the bomb if our existence is threatened.