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Moments in History: Why Did Hiroshima happen?

Reg Grant

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Moments in History, c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2), For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, For National Curriculum Key Stage 4 & GCSE, Interest age: from c 11 years, Prose: non-fiction, History & the past: general interest (Children's /, Warfare, battles, armed forces (Children's / Teena

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An in-depth look at the atomic bomb detonation in the Japanese city of Hiroshima by the US Army Air Forces. This title encourages readers to think critically about the effects this event has had on the world.

Read about how in the early morning hours of 6 August 1945, a B-29 bomber headed for the Japanese city of Hiroshima to drop an atomic bomb. The aftermath of the bombing still affects the city's inhabitants today. This book details the events of Hiroshima and explains why this haunting event occurred. Photographs from the period provide an informative view of this tragedy.

Moments in History is an insightful series that presents some of the most important events in modern history. From World War I to the Cold War, readers are encouraged to think critically about the effects these watershed moments have had on the world. Written in a straightforward, engaging style, the books include first-hand speeches, letters, diary entries and other primary source materials that give dramatic clues to the reasons these unforgettable events unfolded as they did. Photographs from the time period show the world as it was at that moment, and the views of professional historians are included in each chapter.

Encourages readers at KS3 and KS4 to think critically about the effect Hiroshima has had on the world.

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