The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, or Truman: A Modern Day Hero
As this is the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, I felt it appropriate to write on a subject that I have seriously studied this past 10 years. Ever since the 50th anniversary of the end of the war and the debacle that was the Enola Gay exhibit, I decided to learn for myself what really happened all those many years ago. While the whole truth may never be known, there is much that we do know now that we didn’t know just 10 years ago. I hope, if even in some small way, you might learn something new from my words below. Happy V-E Day!
Dropping the atomic bomb on
With that as an opening paragraph, I’d best get to justifying it.
As I studied and contemplated writing about the dropping of Fat Man and Little Boy, I realized that I was getting into a subject that is more conducive to book format than blog format. So, I’m going to cheat a little here.
I will be writing this in sections, each section will be a separate blog entry. I will use this entry as the table of contents for the rest. This will help break it up into more manageable chunks as well as giving others an opportunity to comment on more specific items. The sections will be uploaded over a period of time. While the basic outline and writing is done for all of the sections, details and corrections still need to be made. Please be patient.
Please note I will, at sometime, include a complete bibliography of works used to make this entry. Nearly all of the research material used was produced after 1991. It wasn’t until that time that most of the government material became unclassified giving a much clearer view of events as they took place. With that, let us start with a general introduction as to what I plan to discuss.
As the war was coming to an end, President Truman was faced with an incredibly difficult decision. The fighting in
From that point on, his actions have undergone a scrutiny of unbelievable proportions. He has been savaged as a war criminal, compared to Hitler and condemned a mass murder by some. Others consider his actions heroic. I would like to explain why I feel he is one of the later, a hero.
Table of Contents
Section 6 FAQ – Separating Myth from Reality
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