1945: Japan Surrenders (No, Really, This Time We Mean It)

Then Japan really did surrender, on August 15. Yes. They waited six days after the bombing of Nagasaki.

1945: Japan Quits, Or Not

Japan was ready to surrender in 1945, or so the headline went. Actually, they weren’t: Sounds like they never figured out what happened. No mention of the mess here.

1945: Jitters Over The Atomic Bomb Unjustified

Don’t worry, not all the uranium in an atomic bomb explodes. I’m not extremely comforted by this. I’m also not comforted by the writer’s confident assertions about uranium, most of which I’m pretty sure are incomplete at best. Uranium isn’t the one atom most likely to split. Besides, while Little Boy was a uranium bomb,…
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1945: Nagasaki Bombed

The second atomic bomb struck Nagasaki August 9, 1945, three days after the first one. It always surprises me that it took Japan so long to surrender.

1945: Japan Complains About Atomic Bomb

Japan believed the dropping of the atomic bomb in August 1945 violated international law. Japan claimed America was “morally defeated” after the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. By contrast, Japan used “thoughtful” methods to raid Shanghai and Nanking. This is not how I define “thoughtful.”