World War II Part 37 – Japan reels – Hiroshima & Nagaski (ASP V9N4)

All wars are hideous, but WWII set new standards – never before had human conduct been so depraved on such a massive scale. There were black marks on the ledger on both sides when we consider events like the holocaust, massive attacks on civilians, execution of prisoners, or the use of flame-throwers. Perhaps the most starkly horrible event of all was one that justified mass killing by a fearsome new weapon on the grounds that it “would save lives”. It worked by ending the war – but started an era of fear.

For the full article, refer to V9N4.