The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Desperate to bring an end to the Pacific Theater in World War II, the United States unleashed the most powerful and deadly bomb known to humankind at the time. The atomic bomb was a marvel of modern science, but it left a devastating imprint on the world particularly in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese cities that were chosen as sites for the attacks. The loss of life in these cities was catastrophic. Hundreds of thousands were killed or sickened from exposure to the radiation. More than 60 years after the bombs were dropped, the use of atomic weapons is still debated among nations. The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki examines the reasons for using the bombs and the outcomes of their use.
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The Site of Destruction
Prelude to the Bomb
The Origins of War in Europe
The Conflict Takes Shape
The War in Europe
The Pacific Theater
The Manhattan Project
Dropping the Bombs
The Legacy of World War II
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