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1940: We Too Are Aggressors

This 1940 editorial quoted another source and took America to task for sending raw materials for munitions and supplies to Japan. Edit: “Raw materials” was initially left out of the post. Sorry about that.

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1945: Worthingtonite Helped Keep Atomic Secrets

Francis Hand, a former Worthingtonite, helped keep the secret of the atomic bomb.

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1945: War’s Over, Time to Celebrate

Worthington celebrated the end of the war in 1945.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 … Continue reading

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1945: Atom Bomb Is A New Argument for Peace

The atomic bomb was called a “new argument for peace” in the headline for this 1945 Daily Globe editorial. That argument being “If we fight, we will crush you utterly.”

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1945: Surrender Ultimatum

Newspapers were chock-full of articles about the atomic bomb after it was dropped Aug. 6 and again Aug. 9, 1945.

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1945: Army Strength Dispute Soon to Be Rendered Moot

Apparently there were arguments in 1945 about how much of an army would be needed to beat Japan, prior to the atomic bombings.

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