AUTHORThomas, Gordon / Morgan-Witts, Max
TITLERuin from the Air: The Atomic Mission to Hiroshima
PUBLISHERHamish Hamilton
CITYLondon, England
DATE PUBLISHED1977
ISBN0-8128-8509-0


This book offers a detailed account of events surrounding the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 with emphasis on the nine-member crew of the Enola Gay, the B-29 that dropped the bomb. It outlines the decision-making process beginning in the fall of 1944 and explores Japanese actions and diplomatic moves up until the middle of August 1945. Photographs show important members of the American and Japanese military as well as Hiroshima before and after the atomic bomb was dropped.


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