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World War II & Atomic Weapons

Washington, DC
Saturday, August 6, 2011

On July 16th, 1945, the United States conducted the first test of an atomic bomb, code named Trinity, three weeks before the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Stephen Walker talks about his book, “Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima” which documents the events between the first atomic bomb test in New Mexico and the three weeks that led up to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

Updated: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 3:36pm (ET)

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