Professor Buzzkill History Podcast

*Flashback Friday* #89 - Atomic Bomb Myths

Nov. 17, 2017

Was there an actual decision whether or not to use atomic bombs in World War II? If not, what were the questions and issues about using the bomb? Why did the US choose Hiroshima and Nagasaki as targets? Did Truman do it to scare the Soviets? Did dropping the bomb actually save lives compared with how many would have died during an invasion of Japan? Professor Philip Nash enlightens us. neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.