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The Avalon Project : The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
- The original text document "The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by The Manhattan Engineer District, June 29, 1946" describing in great detail the findings of the official group sent by General Groves to study the bombings.
The Bomb: When the Earth Caught Fire
- This examination of popular news media in the months after the atomic bombing of Japan demonstrates the highly contradictory emotions of American scientists, politicians, and the public toward atomic armaments.
The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
- A well-referenced study of the Americans' decision to use the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The Final Months of the War With Japan
- Signals Intelligence, U.S. Invasion Planning, and the A-Bomb Decision. Monograph from the CIA's Center for the Study of Intelligence.
The Last Act
- comparing the first and last drafts of President Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb.
The United States Strategic Bombing Survey,
- Text of original document dated June 1946 describing the effects of the bombing on structures and population. Considers civil defense measures to protect against these effects.
Trinity Atomic Web Site
- Discusses nuclear weapons technology, the effects of nuclear weapons, atmospheric testing, civil defence, and nuclear accidents. Includes an gallery of test photos and an annotated bibliography.
- The National Atomic Museum's history of the first atomic bomb test at Trinity Site in New Mexico.
United States Strategic Bombing Survey: (Pacific War)
- Good summary of the U.S. strategic bombing campaign against Japan.
Voice of Hibakusha
- Testimony from the survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Includes a link to a Peace Declaration made by a mayor of Hiroshima on the 45th anniversary of the bombing.
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