Should America have dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

America's use of atomic bombs to attack the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 has long remained one of the most controversial decisions of the Second World War. Here, a group of historians offer their views on whether US president Truman was right to authorise these nuclear attacks...

The Japanese city of Hiroshima shortly after the US dropped the atomic bomb

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