The Atomic Bomb

Luis Alvarez's letter to his son from aboard The Artiste

The atomic bomb ended World War II, and ushered in a new era in world history, and the effects of dropping the bomb were seen immediately. First person accounts of the event add significant understanding of what happened that day. Hear Dr. Christopher Hamner, associate professor at George Mason University and part of ABMC's Understanding Sacrifice program, analyze a primary-source letter describing the events that day.


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