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Lectures in History: World War II, the Pacific & the Atomic Bomb

Mushroom cloud over Nagasaki

Mushroom cloud over Nagasaki

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Saturday, April 5, 2014

U.S. Air Force Academy history professor Grant Weller teaches a class on America’s use of atomic bombs against Japan at the end of World War II. Professor Weller and his class discuss American and Japanese military strategies in the months leading up to the attacks at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The class also covers Japanese social and political attitudes, American motivation for dropping the bomb and the considerations involved in choosing target cities. 

Updated: Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 11:33am (ET)

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