2nd Global War: The Fall of the imperialist country of the rising sun

After Germany's surrender in May 1945, the Allies focused on the Land of the Rising Sun. The strategy of capturing islands in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Navy adopted, have paid off. In the hands of the Yankees were the island, from which the B-29 bombers could reach the land of the rising sun. Bombing campaign began with the use of conventional and incendiary ammunition and, in the end, 2-not so long ago invented the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After 80 days of fighting in June, Allied forces captured the peninsula of Okinawa, but it was given a very high price. On both sides were killed by the loss of 150,000 people, not counting the 10-s of thousands of dead civilians inhabitants. Allied commanders to foresee tremendous loss for the full-scale invasion of Japan. Soon after the nuclear attack on the land of the rising sun, the Soviet Union declared war on it and the Russian Army invaded Manchuria, swiftly defeated the Kwantung Army is located there. 6 days after the second nuclear attack, August 15, 1945, Japan announced the surrender. 2nd Global War ended.

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan
World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

1. In Mon, August 6th, 1945 exploded over Hiroshima atomic bomb dropped from an airplane South American B-29 "Enola Gay." At the time of the explosion killed 80,000 people and about 60,000 survivors were killed in an explosion over the next 5 years from wounds, burns and radiation disease. (AP Photo / US Army via Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

2. North American B-25 Mitchell bombards Japanese destroyer, in April 1945. (USAF)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

3. South American fighters of the 25th Division on the peninsula of Luzon, Philippines, pass by the body of the Japanese, the discarded explosion on a sharp stump. (AP Photo / US Signal Corps)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

4. This shot from the air gives the opportunity to present what might come in handy to break the defense of the Japanese at Iwo Jima, March 17, 1945. Amphibious ships are waiting for the ability to approach the shore, small boats scurrying from the coast to transports and back, delivering on-sparing reinforcements and carrying away the wounded. On the horizon, transports, and escort of destroyers and cruisers. On the beach, next to the first airfield on the left, one can see the coming of the Marine Corps tanks. (AP Photo)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

5. South American marine next to the bodies of Japanese thrown explosion of concrete fortifications on Iwo Jima, March 3, 1945. (AP Photo / Joe Rosenthal).

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

6. Living in the country of the rising sun surrendering, Iwo Jima, April 5 1945. 20 Japanese were hiding in a cave for a number of days before the surrender. (AP Photo / US Army Signal Corps)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

7. Anti-aircraft gun fire on leads had been damaged by Japanese aircraft, going to clash with the South American escort aircraft carrier "Sangemon" during combat in the Ryukyu Islands, 4 May 1945. This aircraft fell into the sea, but the other fell to the deck, causing severe damage. (AP Photo / US Navy)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

8. The flames on the deck of an aircraft carrier South American "Bunker Hill", which for 30 seconds, crashed two of Kamikaze pilots, May 11, 1945 near the island of Kyushu. 346 people were killed, 264 injured. (US Navy)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

9. Tanks of the 2nd Marine Division, United States on the outskirts of Naha, the capital of Okinawa, May 27, 1945. (AP Photo / US Marine Corps)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

10. South American Marine through the hole in the wall looks at the effects of the bombing of Naha, Okinawa, June 13, 1945. City, where before the invasion lived 433,000 people, was turned into ruins. (AP Photo / US Marine Corps, Corp. Arthur F. Hager Jr.)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

11. Link bomber Boeing B-29 Superfortress of the 73rd Wing United States Air F
orce over Mount Fuji, in 1945. (USAF)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

12. Fires after the bombing with incendiary bombs Tarumiza town, Kyushu, Japan. (USAF)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

13. Night Toyama, Japan, August 1, 1945, after 173 bombers took off incendiary bombs on the city. As a result of the bombing of the city was destroyed by 95.6%. (USAF)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

14. Sort of ruined the bombing of Tokyo, 1945 year. Next to the burned down and destroyed neighborhoods — the band of survivors of residential houses. (USAF)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

15. In July 1945, the development of the atomic bomb came to end with a stage. The control center in Los Alamos, Robert Oppenheimer following the assembly of "devices" at the test site in New Mexico. (US Department of Defense)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

16. The fiery ball and blast wave, 0.25 seconds. after the explosion of the atomic bomb in New Mexico, on July 16, 1945 year. (US Department of Defense)

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17. Incendiary bombs from American B-29 fall to Kobe, July 4, 1945, Japan. (USAF)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

18. The charred corpses of peaceful inhabitants in Tokyo, March 10, 1945 after the bombing of the town Yankees. 300 B-29 aircraft took off 1,700 tons of incendiary bombs on the city naikrupneyshy land of the rising sun, in the end, killing 100,000 people. This air raid was the most violent in the entire Second World War. (Koyo Ishikawa)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

19. The devastation in the residential areas of Tokyo, caused the South American bombing. The picture is made September 10, 1945. Survived only the most durable structure. (AP Photo)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

20. B-29 Superfortress over Kobe, Japan, July 17, 1945. (AP Photo)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

21. After the Potsdam Conference on July 26, which the allies open a discussion on the terms of surrender land of the rising sun, and stressed the need for "total defeat" in the event of failure to surrender, were hidden by making use of the world's first atomic bomb. In this photo — bomb "Little Boy" on the platform, ready to be loaded into the bomb bay aircraft "Enola Gay", August 1945. (NARA)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

22. South American bomber B-29 Superfortress, under the title "Enola Gay" took off from Tinian Island of early afternoon on August 6 with the "Kid" on the board. At 8:15 am the bomb was dropped from a height of 9400 meters, and after 57 seconds of free fall exploded at an altitude of 600 meters above Hiroshima. Upon detonation of a small charge initiated reaction of 7 64 kg of uranium. Of these, only 7 kg 600 milligrams turned into energy, and this energy was enough to incinerate everything within a radius of a few kilometers, raze the city a strong blast and pierce all living deadly radiation. In the photo: a column of smoke and dust over Hiroshima headed for the height of 7000 meters. The size of the dust cloud on the ground up to 3 km. (NARA)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

23. Smoke on the ruins of Hiroshima, August 7 1945 year. At the time of the explosion killed 80,000 people and about 60,000 survivors were killed in an explosion over the next 5 years from wounds, burns and radiation. (AP Photo)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

24. "The endless shadow" on the bridge over the River Ota, formed from the flash when the explosion of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima. Lighter areas on the pavement remained there, where the coating is protected from the flash of the bridge railing. (NARA)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

25. Military doctors are assisting the survivors of a nuclear explosion in Hiroshima, August 6, 1945. (AP Photo)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

26. Shadow of the valve on the gas pipe, 2 km from the epicenter of the explosion, Hiroshima, August 6, 1945. (AFP / Getty Images)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

27. The victim of a nuclear explosion in quarantine, Hiroshima, August 7, 1945, for the following day after the bombing. (AP Photo/ The Association of the Photographers of the Atomic Bomb Destruction of Hiroshima, Yotsugi Kawahara)

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28. The Japanese fighter is on the scorched earth in Hiroshima, September 1945. (NARA)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

29. For a few days before the bombing of Hiroshima, the second atomic bomb, "Fat Man", ready to be loaded on a transport cart, August 1945. When, after the attack on Hiroshima residents of the country of the rising sun refused to surrender, U.S. President Harry Truman made a statement where there are these lines: "If they do not perceive our criterion capitulation, I can not wait for the devastating air strikes like the ones on whom the power has not been." (NARA)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

30. The atomic bomb "Fat Man" was dropped from the B-29 "Boxcar" and exploded at 11:02 at an altitude of 500 meters above Nagasaki. With the explosion killed 39,000 people and 25,000 injured. (USAF)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

31. Photos made soon after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, August 9, 1945. This image, acquired by the U.S. Army from a news agency Domeh showing how workers are clearing the road at the blast site, was the first shot, manufactured after the bombing of Nagasaki. (AP Photo)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

32. The only thing that has kept at least some form on this hill after a nuclear explosion, the ruins became a Catholic cathedral, Nagasaki, Japan, 1945 year. (NARA)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

33. Dr. Nagai, a doctor from the clinic radiologist Nagasaki after the atomic explosion. After a certain number of days after this photo was made, Nagai was killed. (USAF)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

34. People on the ashes of Nagasaki. The explosion of the atomic bomb at the epicenter was at a temperature of about 3900 degrees Celsius. (USAF)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

35. August 9, 1945 Russian troops entered Manchuria and the forces of 3 fronts a total of nearly a million people had hit the Kwantung Army Land of the Rising Sun. Soon the Russian army won a victory that hastened the surrender of the Land of the Rising Sun. In the photo: a column of tanks on the streets of Chinese town of Dalian. (Waralbum.ru)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

36. Russian soldiers on the banks of the Songhua River in the town of Harbin. Russian troops liberated the city from the Japanese August 20, 1945. At the time of the surrender of the Land of the Rising Sun, in Manchuria, there were about 700,000 Russian fighter. (Yevgeny Khaldei / waralbum.ru)

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37. Japanese soldiers pass gun and Russian officer taking notes in a notebook in 1945. (Yevgeny Khaldei / LOC)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

38. Japanese prisoner of war on the peninsula of Guam after the announcement of the ruler of Hirohito unquestioning surrender the Land of the Rising Sun August 15, 1945. (AP Photo / US Navy)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

39. Seafarers in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the radio ad heed to surrender the Land of the Rising Sun, August 15, 1945. (AP Photo)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

40. Mass at Times Square in New York City welcomes the news of the surrender of the Land of the Rising Sun, August 14, 1945. (AP Photo / Dan Grossi)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

41. Sailor and a nurse kiss in Times Square in New York City. The city celebrates the end of the second World War, August 14, 1945. (AP Photo / US Navy / Victor Jorgensen)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

42. The signing of the surrender documents aboard the battleship "Missouri" the U.S. Navy in the Bay of Tokyo, September 2, 1945. General Yoshihiro Umetsu on behalf of the Armed Forces of the country of the rising sun and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mamoru Shigemitsu, on behalf of the government signed the instrument of surrender. Later, both were indicted for war sins. Umetsu died in prison, and Shigemitsu was pardoned in 1950 and before his death in 1957, worked for the government land of the rising sun. (AP Photo)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

43. 10's aircraft F-4U Pirate and F-6F Hellket over the battleship "Missouri" during the signing of the surrender of the Land of the Rising Sun, September 2, 1945. (AP Photo)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

44. South American military in Paris celebrating the unquestioning surrender land of the rising sun. . (NARA)

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

45. Journalist allies on a pile of radioactive rubble in Hiroshima, Japan, a month after the explosion of the first atomic bomb in the world. Before it — remains of the building exhibition center, just above the dome of which a bomb exploded. (AP Photo / Stanley Troutman)

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