2013 Way Lecture: Kenneth Pyle on “Hiroshima and the Historians”
HIROSHIMA...FILE--An allied correspondent stands in a sea of rubble before the shell of a building that once was a movie theater in Hiroshima Sept. 8, 1945. On August 6, 1945, an atomic bomb instantly destroyed almost all of the houses and buildings in Hiroshima. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki brought about Japan's unconditional surrender. The war ended when the papers of surrender were accepted aboard the U.S. battleship Missouri on Sept. 2, 1945. (AP Photo/Stanley Troutman)
It has been said that no single decision ever made by an American president has aroused more discussion and debate than the decision to use the atomic bomb. Watch our very own Kenneth B. Pyle discuss the continuing controversy among historians over this decision as part of the Griffith and Patricia Way Lecture Series.