The word "bomb" sounds like a catastrophe, but it's not a new invention. Bombs have been around the world since the eleventh century. However, there w
The word “bomb” sounds like a catastrophe, but it’s not a new invention. Bombs have been around the world since the eleventh century. However, there was no record of a large-scale invasion before the bombing of Libya in 1911. There were some air strikes during World War I, but air travel was not yet developed enough to allow such large-scale strikes during the war. However, in 1937 the picture changed.
That same year, German and Italian planes dropped bombs on the Spanish city of Guernsey. The devastation caused by these bombs filled the whole world with rage. A famous painting by the famous painter Pablo Picasso refreshes the horrible memories of the bombings.
Rapidly developed bombs during World War II
The German Left Wave (responsible for Germany’s air defense) used the SC250 bombs extensively during the Blitz, while the British Army’s favorite bombs were blockbusters. During World War II, Germany’s bombing campaign against Britain was dubbed the Blitz.
How effective is bombing in war?
Sir Arthur Harris, the British commander known as Bombart Harris during World War II, said: “There are many who say that bombing can never win a war. However, it is also true that this claim is not supported. I haven’t tried it yet. In fact, bombs are considered to be the most effective weapon against the enemy.
During the Blitz alone, 29,000 tons of bombs were dropped. It killed 43,500 people. Meanwhile, allied bombings killed 80,000 Germans. Joyce Fay, a survivor of the Blitz attack, was interviewed in 1989. “It was scary,” he said. I had nightmares for many years. It was as if something black, thick, soft, was suffocating me. ‘
Bombs make the earth ugly
Bombs also change the shape of a place or someone can make it ugly. The British city of Coventry was destroyed in the bombing, and the German city of Dresden was almost completely destroyed. In three years, 4,000 tons of bombs were dropped on the city. The attack killed 25,000 people. Most of them were women and children.
“I felt like hell,” said Masha Davis, a Dresden survivor, during a 1985 conversation. It was during World War II that the race to build an atomic bomb began between the United States, Soviet Russia, and Germany. Bomb-making was the pinnacle of scientific intelligence, but it was also a catastrophe. Atom bombs can wreak havoc.
When the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, 120,000 people were killed. Radiation also killed thousands. “Before the bombing, no one could have guessed what kind of catastrophe it would have caused,” said Theodore Van Kirk, one of the crew of the bombers.
Survivor of the attack, Thomas Takashi Tenimori, said: “The sky was very bright and devastating. In the early days after the bombing, people thought they would die. Did these horrific bombs end World War II? There is controversy over this, but there is no doubt that the scene of nuclear war has terrified the world for years.
Countries with nuclear weapons are also at risk
In the wake of the devastation of nuclear war, a campaign was launched against nuclear weapons. John Roddock, chairperson of the Nuclear Disarmament Campaign, said in 1982 that “the truth is that in a densely populated country like Britain, which is armed with nuclear weapons, we are as vulnerable as any other country.” Although nuclear weapons have not been used since 1945, they are still being developed worldwide. Some of today’s nuclear warheads are 300 times more powerful than the gum bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
The Southeast Asian country of Laos is currently considered to have the highest number of bombs. This country has more bombs than its population. During the Vietnam War, the United States carried out 580,000 bombing missions in the skies of Laos. During this time 2 million bombs were dropped. In other words, an average of half a ton of bombs were dropped on each person in terms of population.
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IEDs are no less
IEDs can also do a lot of damage. The bombers struck in 1999 in Soho and other parts of London. At the same time, there is a risk of a suicide bombing today. In today’s war, drone strikes are considered less dangerous for attackers. But for those who are attacked, it can be very dangerous.
Drones are not quickly detected, they strike suddenly. This year, renowned artist AE University hosted an exhibition at the Imperial War Memorial. Named ‘History of Bombs’, the purpose of the exhibition was to educate the public about bomb experiments.