Important historical clips from BBC Studios on the bombing and surrender of Japan in 1945.
Truman’s Ultimatum Regarding Hiroshima
BBC Studios: “Japanese soldiers and civilians alike are being trained to attack American troops. Truman offers a fateful ultimatum at the Potsdam conference – All hope of reconciliation seems lost.”
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john hopkins: Dying for the Emperor; glad to oblige: “Your job is not to die for your country, but to make that other SOB die for his” – General George S. Patton
BBC Studios: “The Japanese security council were at loggerheads following the bombing of Nagasaki. Many were determined to show strength in the face of adversity and go on the offensive but the threat of another Atom bomb possibly falling on Tokyo was too much to bear. Eventually their hand was forced and the Emperor Hirohito made the decision to surrender.”