Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II - A Collection of Primary Sources

Updated National Security Archive Posting Marks 70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Japan and the End of World War II

Extensive Compilation of Primary Source Documents Explores Manhattan Project, Petitions Against Military Use of Atomic Weapons, Debates over Japanese Surrender Terms, Atomic Targeting Decisions, and Lagging Awareness of Radiation Effects

New Information Spotlights General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Early Misgivings about First Nuclear Use

General Curtis Lemay's Report on the Firebombing of Tokyo, March 1945

Originally posted - August 5, 2005
First update - April 27, 2007
Second update - August 4, 2015

Latest update - 7 August 2017

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