Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Tale of Two Cities

Source: Internet Archives

This 12-minute newsreel produced by the United States War Department provides an account of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Narration accompanies raw footage of the damage and destruction caused by the atomic blasts, detailing some of the strategic decisions behind the decision to bomb the two cities.


In the Library:
  • Ferrell, Robert H. 1996. Harry S. Truman and the bomb: a documentary history. Worland, Wyo: High Plains Pub. Co. [Link: WorldCat]
  • Hersey, John, Warren Chappell, and Edith Goodkind Rosenwald. 1946. Hiroshima. New York: A.A. Knopf. [link:WorldCat]
  • Jungk, Robert. 1958. Brighter than a thousand suns; a personal history of the atomic scientists. New York: Harcourt Brace. [link: WorldCat]
  • Minear, Richard H., Tamiki Hara, Yōko Ōta, and Sankichi Tōge. 1990. Hiroshima: three witnesses. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. [link: WorldCat]
  • United States. 1990s. The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Champaign, Ill: Project Gutenberg. [link: NetLibrary]
  • Wyden, Peter. 1984. Day one: before Hiroshima and after. New York: Simon and Schuster. [link: WorldCat]

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