In the previous months, many cities in Japan were already bombed with conventional bombs.The Allies warned the Japanese population regularly by spreading leaflets across Japan with the message that a number of cities would be bombed, but that they could not guarantee that only the cities on the list would be the target. Many people left the big cities in the country, to the frustration of the Japanese government.
On July 26, 1945, the Allies publicly demanded the full, unconditional surrender of Japan otherwise they would be promptly and completely destroyed.The Japanese government ignored this and the war continued.
At the end of July or early August, leaflets were still strewn over Hiroshima with the warning that a bombardment was possible.Eleven cities were named, Hiroshima itself was not there. There was also no mention of the existence or possible use of a new kind of bomb, the atomic bomb.
On August 6, 1945 the air alarm went off in Hiroshima around 07.00 H when a reconnaissance aircraft flew above the city.This airplane came to see if the bombardment could go on. The air alarm was blown off to 07.09 U.
When the Enola Gay came with the atomic bomb near the city there was no alarm, the bomb fell to 08.15 you and destroyed the city completely by surprise.
The Japanese government in Tokyo was confused and did not understand why all communication with Hiroshima was suddenly dropped.Only 16 hours later, when US President Truman reported the world what had happened, it became clear to them that the Allies had used a new kind of bomb.
The demand for immediate surrender was repeated.Japan refused, thinking that the aliees had a maximum of one or two atomic bombs, and that they had to undergo the destructive power for a while to continue the war. The population was not asked.
On 9 August, Nagasaki was bombarded with an even more powerful atomic bomb, again there was no air alarm, no warning, it was thought that it was reconnaissance planes flying over the city.The population in Nagasaki knew that there was a general chance that they would be bombarded, but with conventional bombs, as happened several times before. The news of what had occurred a few days before in Hiroshima had barely reached Nagasaki and was so incredible, 芒 鈧?艙脙 漏 脙 漏 n bomb that destroyed a whole city! 芒 鈧? that one believed the news barely or not. They too were completely surprised when the bomb struck.
After the second bomb, the Japanese government continued to debate violently whether an unconditional surrender was at issue.Meanwhile, the population in the other cities knew little about what had happened. In the meantime, the Allies had almost finished a third atomic bomb, which could be deployed from 19 August onwards. This third bomb was never used, but on August 12th the unconditional surrender of Japan was a fact.
A warning they could respond to?Very likely not. How should that warning be given? Where? Those who respond to Zo芒 鈧劉 N warning were very likely to be bathed for defaitism when they were snapped.