Chester Nimitz Also Thought The Atom Bomb Was Not Why Japan Surrendered.


Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, said at the Washington Monument on October 5, 1945: “The Japanese had, in fact, already sued for peace before the atomic age was announced to the world with the destruction of Hiroshima and before the Russian entry into the war…The atomic bomb played no decisive part, from a purely military standpoint, in the defeat of Japan.”




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  1. The comment of Russia entering the war is incorrect, Russia entered the war once Germany shifted its force from the UK to follow into Russia, a timeline was something like August 1942 or43(have to look it up) well before the atomic bombs were dropped in 1945.
    Why was Russia being in the mix of this story?, the UK, USA, and others were in fact allies with the war in Germany, a large number of war supplies were delivered to them(Russia) around 1942.
    Though to-date the USA fail to acknowledge those facts. The proof was with meetings in Yalta(1943/44) between Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt., there are pics of that event and easily found.

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