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Diary shows Eisenhower had misgivings about A-bomb attacks

Aug 5, 2015

Diary shows Eisenhower had misgivings about A-bomb attacks

A diary kept by a U.S. official has shown that two months after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, Dwight Eisenhower, then an Army general, expressed misgivings about what had happened, a U.S. think tank said Tuesday. It is already known ...

Stories of unprecedented destruction and Japan's eventual surrender

Aug 5, 2015

Stories of unprecedented destruction and Japan's eventual surrender

On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs — one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the only times nuclear weapons have been used. Their unprecedented destructive power incinerated buildings and people and left lifelong physical and psychological scars on survivors ...

Exploring Japan's military past

Aug 1, 2015

Exploring Japan's military past

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History buffs in Japan can also visit a variety of sites related to this country’s military past. In addition to the enormous Yushukan Museum on the grounds of the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward (www.yasukuni.or.jp/english/yushukan), numerous spots with historical significance can be found ...