The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
On August 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb attack occured over Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, Nagasaki, Japan was bombed. On August 15, 1945, World War II ended with the surrender of the Japanese.
- Potsdam Declaration: Proclamation Defining Terms for Japanese Surrender
- White House Press Release on Hiroshima
- Eyewitness Account of Atomic Bomb Over Nagasaki
- Conversations at Farm Hall
- Eyewitness Account of Hiroshima By Father John A. Siemes
- The Voice of Hibakusha
- The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by The Manhattan Engineer District (1946)
- The Yields of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Nuclear Explosions (1.8 Mb pdf)
- On My Participation In The Atom Bomb Project - Albert Einstein (1952)
- Truman's Reflections on the Atomic Bombings (1953)
I think it was necessary to drop one, but the second one could have easily been avoided. I think Japan would have capitulated anyway.
-Hans Bethe, physicist