posted on 08/09/2008 4:17:12 AM PDT
("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
Frank is an excellent writer. Downfall
really makes clear the number of lives saved by the bombs, not just American and Japanese but also Chinese, Indonesian, Vietnamese, etc. In every country the Japanese still occupied in August 1945 countless lives were saved by forcing the Japanese to a quicker surrender than invasion and/or blockade would have accomplished.
I highly recommend his Guadalcanal too.
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