• March 12, 2022

Fat Man and Little Boy- The Destroyers

Fat Man and Little Boy- The Destroyers

I hope many of the young generation know about the film “Fat Man and Little Boy”. The film was war based on the Manhattan Project i.e the secret operation to develop the nuclear weapons during World War II. The film was directed by Roland Joffe.

But why the film is named as Fat man and Little boy?

It is quite interesting. “Little Boy” and “Fat Man” were the two code names of atomic bombs which were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the USA Army in World War II.

Little Boy” was the codename for an enriched uranium based atomic bomb. The 64 Kg atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, the Japanese city on 6 August 1945. It was the first nuclear weapon used in war in the history of world by any country.


“Fat Man” was the other code name for the plutonium based nuclear bomb. The 4,670 Kg atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, the Japanese city on 9 August 1945. It was the second of the only two nuclear weapons ever used in warfare.clouds atomic bomb

Though the names have little bit attractive but they were created a disastrous and unforgettable effect on the cities of Japan. Atomic bombs crated high dense mushroom clouds over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The two bombings killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people and destroyed both the cities. Over the next two to four months, the effects of the atomic bombings killed between 90,000 and 146,000 people in Hiroshima and 39,000 and 80,000 people in Nagasaki. But the effect was continuous for months afterward, large numbers of people continued to die from the effects of burns, radiation sickness and injuries, compounded by illness and malnutrition.

But what is the present condition of both the cities?

Hiroshima and Nagasaki  looks completely different than 77 years ago. The Japanese Government’s dedicated effort turned the cities to a prosperous manufacturing hubs with a population of over 1.5 million.nagasaki1

Hope world will not use the Nuclear weapons again.





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