Posts tagged with ‘world war ii’

This Day in History
Today marks the 68th anniversary of the American atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
Some interesting historical media available online:
How the New York Times reported it at the time.
How The BBC reported it at the time.
The Prelinger Archive of videos on Hiroshima and the building of the bomb leading up to it.
A silent 1946 film from the US National Archives.
A National Geographic documentary.
Image: A man looks over the expanse of ruins left by the explosion of the atomic bomb on in Hiroshima, Japan. Via Boston.com. Select to embiggen.

This Day in History

Today marks the 68th anniversary of the American atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

Some interesting historical media available online:

Image: A man looks over the expanse of ruins left by the explosion of the atomic bomb on in Hiroshima, Japan. Via Boston.com. Select to embiggen.

This Day in History: Executive Order 9066 & Japanese Internment Camps

On February 19, 1942, Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 allowing the US military to create domestic exclusion zones and remove people from them.

"Within days," the Los Angeles Times reminds us, "the military began removing all Japanese Americans and Japanese from the West Coast.

"Within months, about 110,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans – almost two-thirds of whom were U.S. citizens –were moved to internment camps scattered through eastern California, Arizona and other Western States."

The LA Times Framework blog has a great slideshow of the images they published at that time.

Images: Lead image is a sign notifying people of Japanese descent to report for relocation, via Wikipedia. Photos via the LA Times Framework blog.