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World War II—The Pacific Theater

Lecture no. 69 from the course: A History of the United States, 2nd Edition

 World War II—The Pacific Theater

Taught by Professor Gary W. Gallagher and 2 others | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Aircraft carriers became the crucial weapon of the Pacific war. American seaborne forces seized a succession of Pacific islands from which aircraft could bomb the Japanese mainland. By mid-1945, Allied victory in the Pacific was assured. Japanese refusal to surrender and the prospect of a costly and difficult invasion of Japan prompted the new president, Harry Truman, to approve the use of the war's greatest secret weapon, the atomic bomb.

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n********m
October 30, 2018
About at good as you can get, in terms of covering the entire history of the US in 84 lectures.

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k********m
March 20, 2017

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