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Unformatted text preview: the June 7, 1945 surrender of German troops. August 6, 1945 Catastrophic event in American history, the killing of Atomic bombs were dropped on two major Japanese cities; Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Hundreds of thousands of lives were lost. ‘ The above mentioned dates/events are significant to Americans because World War II and the events which led to WWII caused great suffering for hundreds of thousands of Americans and millions of individuals around the world. In brief search, I found that the numbers of lives lost range from 238,000 to 416,800 (that number only includes what I found to be listed as “military deaths” which does not include “civilian deaths”. Reference World War II Timeline. N.A. (2009). Retrieved November 2, 2009, from http://www.worldwar-2.net/...
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- Spring '09
- World War II