of war. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1958. "Hiroshima 60 Years Later". (PDF) References Edit Allen, Louis (1969). Day of the Bomb: Countdown to Hiroshima. Meanwhile, in addition to the Soviet attacks, offensives were scheduled for September in southern China and Malaysia. Isbn Further reading There is an extensive body of literature concerning the bombings, the decision to use the bombs, and the surrender of Japan. 175 A member of the.S. 20.0.1 Richard. By that time clouds had completely obscured Kokura.
Due to rivers it is not a good incendiary target." 62 The goal of the weapon was to convince Japan to surrender unconditionally in accordance with the terms of the Potsdam Declaration. Some consider it in the same category as poison gas and were against its thornton Wilder - Our Town use on a civil population. Truman, who was unaware of the Manhattan Project until. The city of Nagasaki had been one of the largest seaports in southern Japan, and was of great wartime importance because of its wide-ranging industrial activity, including the production of ordnance, ships, military equipment, and other war materials. Living with the Bomb: American and Japanese Cultural Conflicts in the Nuclear Age. Japan, 1945: From Operation Downfall to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. "Immediately after the defeat, some estimated that 10 million people were likely to starve to death noted historian Daikichi Irokawa. At the time of its bombing, Hiroshima was a city of both industrial and military significance.