Atomic Voices and the Dropping of the Bomb on Hiroshima

In discussing wars in American history, the focus is often on guns and battles, losing sight of how critical events are shaped by ordinary people such as government officials and soldiers. Equally, we don’t always consider the impact of modern military technology on civilian populations. This webinar will look at how the decision was made to drop the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, how the bombing mission was conducted, and the suffering it inflicted on the Japanese people. Presenter: Dr. W. Bernard Carlson, University of Virginia.