Japan 1945

Japan 1945

From Operation Downfall to Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Campaign 200
  • Author: Clayton Chun
  • Illustrator: John White
  • Short code: CAM 200
  • Publication Date: 10 Oct 2008
  • Number of Pages: 96
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ALSO AVAILABLE TO BUY AS AN E-BOOK. In this 200th Campaign series title Clayton Chun examines the final stages of World War II as the Allies debated how to bring about the surrender of Japan. He details Operation Downfall (the planned invasion of the Japanese home islands).Chun explains why these plans were never implemented, before examining the horrific alternative to military invasion - the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear weapons. With a series of illustrations, including detailed diagrams of the atomic bombs, a depiction of the different stages of the explosions and maps of the original invasion plans, this book provides a unique perspective of a key event in world history.

Biographical Note

Clayton K.S. Chun, Ph.D., is on the U.S. Army War College faculty at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania where he teaches courses on national security, strategy, and economics. He completed a military career in the U.S. Air Force and has published in the fields of national security, military history, and economics.John White is a commercial illustrator with many years' experience of working with advertising agencies, design firms, publishers and large corporate accounts. He has received awards from The Broadcast Design Association and The National Naval Aviation Museum, and his paintings have appeared in Aviation Art magazine, Aviation History magazine, and on the History Channel. John and his wife Margery live in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Contents

Introduction
Chronology
Opposing commanders and forces
How to force Japan to surrender
The development of the atomic bomb
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Aftermath
The sites today
Further reading
Index

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