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.
- Letter from Luis Alvarez to His Son, 1945 National Archives and Records Administration (1746778)