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Okinawa: the battle and the bomb

Saul David revisits one of the bloodiest clashes of the Pacific War and explains how it played a crucial part in the US decision to use atomic weapons against Japan

Published: April 1, 2020 at 12:40 pm
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On the 75th anniversary of the battle of Okinawa, historian Saul David revisits one of the bloodiest clashes of the Pacific War and explains how it played a crucial part in the United States’ decision to use atomic weapons against Japan

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Authors

Historian Saul David
Saul DavidHistorian, broadcaster and author

Saul David is a historian, broadcaster and author of several acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction, including SBS Silent Warriors: The Authorised Wartime History (William Collins, 2021)

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