Atomic Cover-up and Hollywood Bomb) since the early 1980s with a special emphasis on the aftermath of the bombings, and the government and media suppression in the decades after.
Yesterday's lengthy entry, including Gen. Eisenhower opposing using bomb against Japan. Today:
July 22, 1945: Still at Potsdam, Secretary of War Stimson meets with Prime Minister Churchill,
who says that he was baffled by President Truman's sudden change in getting tough, almost bullying, with Stalin--but after he learned of
successful first A-bomb test at Trinity he understood and endorsed it. Everyone
also cheered by "accelerated" timetable for use of bomb against
cities--with first weapon ready about August 6, and the second by August
24th. Stimson in diaries notes that two top officials endorse his
striking off Kyoto (which he had visited and loved) from the target list.
The U.S. learns through its "Magic" intercepts that Japan is sending a
special emissary to the Soviet Union to try to get them to broker a
peace with the U.S. as soon as possible (the Japanese don't know the Russians
are getting ready to declare war on them in two weeks).
Friday, July 22, 2016
Countdown to Hiroshima: X-Minus 15 Days
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