This chapter examines the end of the II World War mainly the events leading to the drop of the atomic bombs and the surrender of Japan. Focuses on the Truman period of American history and the frequently forgotten Henry A. Wallace.

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This chapter examines the end of the II World War mainly the events leading to the drop of the atomic bombs and the surrender of Japan. Focuses on the Truman period of American history and the frequently forgotten Henry A. Wallace.

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"In 1942 (...) Air Force strategy was targeting Germany with precision bombing of key infrastructure in massive daylight raids." The bomber footage to these words shows a Boeing B-29 which was never used in the European theater, only in the Pacific. See more »

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The End Of World War II
15 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Bomb is the third episode of the documentary series that closely examines the events that led up to the end of World War II especially after the unconditional surrender of both Germany and Japan as well as the development of military weapons that has the capacity to destroy the planet.It was presented how the Allies led by the United States were able to defeat both countries.

Aside from that,it also examines the rise to power of Vice-President Harry Truman into becoming the President of the United States and his legacy in World War II particularly the dropping of the atomic bomb in Japan.Also discussed in it was Project Manhattan which happens to be a project research team that was responsible for the development of the atomic bomb.In it,we get introduced to people like James Brynes and Robert Oppenheimer.

The decision to drop the atomic bomb at Japan was also discussed.There was definitely some mixed emotions from important people of the U.S. Government considering that Japan is close to being defeated when it happened.Aside from that,the role of President Truman definitely examined which happened to be the conspiracy being discussed.Also included is how the Soviets were able to learned how to manufacture it which led to an arms race and the production of a more destructive nuclear weapons.

The documentary definitely provided the strong feelings against the dropping of the atomic bomb in Japan that led to the production of nuclear weapons later. It definitely somewhat underplayed the role of the U.S. in ending the war.Too bad that every American watching this would somehow hate the U.S. which I felt was somewhat unfair especially for blaming it for the death of many Japanese at both Hiroshima and Nagasaki.One definitely should watch this with an open mind and not be blinded by the emotions that Stone wanted the viewers to feel.


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