Sunday, August 28, 2005

Bomba atomica e resa del Giappone

Until Murray Sayle's seminal article in the New Yorker (July 31, 1995), it was generally agreed that the atomic bombs were decisive in forcing Japan's surrender. Sayle challenged this consensus, arguing that the Soviet blitzkrieg into Manchuria on Aug. 9 was the key factor compelling the Japanese government to surrender. Tsuyoshi Hasegawa confirms Sayle's thesis, arguing that "the Soviet entry into the war played a greater role than the atomic bombs in inducing Japan to surrender."

Japan Times 26 agosto

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