President Truman reports on the United States’ use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, as an alternative to a land invasion to defeat Japan in World War II. In the address, the President describes the destructive force of the new weapon and the secrecy regarding its creation.
Project: 6. Under a cloak of terror: violence and armed conflict in Europe.
Scope: Secondary Education, Higher Education
Resource type: Speach
Source: National Archives
Owner: Porto group (Modernalia)
Abstract: On August 6, 1945, President Harry Truman released the awesome power of the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. This action helped to end the Second World War, but at a terrible price.