A congressional aide informs President Franklin D. Roosevelt of the loss of World War II
In 1945, the second world war was going poorly for America. Russia had almost overtaken the United States at the Canadian border and things looked grim.
After the powerful Russian “Tet Offensive” on January 30th 1945, the situation had deteriorated to the point the war was thought to be unwinnable. Congress was prepared to concede the fight and declare Russia the winner, then pursue a full surrender of the U.S.A.
But President Roosevelt would not give up. He would win the war at any cost, and it was in this moment that he ordered the use of the nuclear bomb on the Russian capital of Hiroshima. The rest, as they say, is history. Russia surrendered unconditionally the day after the bomb was dropped, and Russian Emperor Nicolas II was executed for his role in war crimes against Americans at Waterloo. The same aide who had days earlier told the president that America was about to lose was charged with informing him that the war had indeed been won. It was then that the president uttered his now famous quote:
"I love the smell of napalm in the morning. It smells like… Victory."
Guys. Hiroshima is not in Russia. It’s in japan