|Detailed Research | Controversial Analysis|
Shortlisted for the 2020 Northern Territory Literary Awards!
IN RECOGNITION OF THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE A-BOMB ATTACKS 6 & 9 AUGUST 2020
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‘… Remarkable in its sweep of World War II’s Pacific theatre, and the terrible price all involved would have paid if it continued. ...’ Ian and Jennifer Richards, film-makers
Never has such an exhaustive analysis been made of the necessity behind bringing World War II to a halt.
Since the initial grateful acknowledgement of the success of the A-bomb attacks in ending World War II, there has been a steady reversal of opinion and sentiment: from a first hearty appreciation to condemnation by many, of the United States for its actions.
Atomic Salvation investigates the full situation of the times to a previously unplumbed depth. Detailed research controversially shows that the Japanese nation would have lost many millions of their people, likely around 28 million, if the nation had been attacked in the manner by which German was defeated: by amphibious assault; artillery and air attacks preceding infantry insertion, and finally by subduing the last of the defenders of the enemy capital. …
ISBN 978-1-922387028 | 364 pages | paperback
|THE ATOMIC BOMBINGS of Japan, stunned and horrified the world. The first blast, which obliterated Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, killed more than 100,000 people, most of them civilians. The second attack, which targeted Nagasaki on 9 August killed another 80,000 … If the war had continued, it is entirely possible that as many as 27 million Japanese might have died as the Allied armies blasted their way from the initial landing zones at the Kyushu Peninsula up towards Tokyo.|
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|An effective blend of historical narrative and scholarly argument … memorable and enlightening …’ – Dr LFS Browne – Playwright and Historian|
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr Tom Lewis OAM served as an officer of the Australian Defence Force, where he saw active service as an intelligence analyst in the Middle East. Tom has written 14 other history books, with his most recent being “The Empire Strikes South”, and “Darwin Bombed!” – written for young people – while “Lethality in Combat” remains his most controversial.
In 2003 Tom was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for meritorious service to the Royal Australian Navy, particularly in the promotion of Australian naval history.