Author: Charles E. Pfannes
The Great Battles of World War II volume 1, the Pacific Islands
Size: 33 MB
On August 6, 1945, the United States exploded an atomic bomb over Hiroshima. This event was followed three days later by the dropping of another bomb on Nagasaki. On August 8, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan. The United States Navy, meanwhile, had managed to completely isolate Japan from its empire. American bombers devastated Japan's cities. Any one of these could have led to Japan's surrender.