President Harry S. Truman reads prepared speech after dropping of atomic bomb on Hiroshima Japan during World War 2.
California USA Date:1945, August 6 Duration:3 min 38 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. President Harry S. Truman delivers a speech following the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II. U.S. President Harry S. Truman seated at desk in cabin of a ship. He reads prepared speech stating that a single American aircraft dropped one atomic bomb on Hiroshima and destroyed its usefulness to the enemy. He reminds listeners that the Japanese began the war from the air at Pearl Harbor. He speaks about the U.S. Armed Forces and the production of atomic bombs in the United States. The President states that the U.S. is now prepared to completely destroy every productive enterprise of Japan, by bombing Japanese docks, factories, and communications. Truman states that the U.S. shall completely destroy Japan's power to make war. President Truman notes that acceptance of the Ultimatum of July 26th issued at Potsdam, could have saved the Japanese people much suffering. But it was rejected by Japan's leaders. He states that the U.S. have spent more than two billion dollars on the greatest scientific gamble in history and have won. This is due to the greatest achievement of organized science in history.
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