My father was on a Navy troop transport ship headed for Japan with Marines for the invasion of Japan when we dropped the Atomic bombs that ended the war. I was born a year later. Why didn’t Japan surrender after the first bomb? Would they have surrendered if they’d known we only had two bombs? Were their military leaders concerned about the number of their civilians killed with just the first bomb and willing to risk more not knowing if we had more bombs? Evidently so. Most don’t know the Japanese with help from Germany were working on an Atomic bomb of their own. I’ll bet they would have made use of it had it been ready. War is Hell, sorry to say.
My dad didn’t talk much about the war. I remember him just saying, “I can forgive, but can’t forget”.