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On the eve of the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki…for those who continue to disparage the Hiroshima and Nagasaki attacks…a sober reality…
An Invasion Not Found in the History Books
by James Martin Davis
reprinted from the Omaha World Herald, November 1987
Deep in the recesses of the National Archives in Washington, D.C., hidden for nearly four decades lie thousands of pages of yellowing and dusty documents stamped “Top Secret”. These documents, now declassified, are the plans for Operation Downfall, the invasion of Japan during World War II. Only a few Americans in 1945 were aware of the elaborate plans that had been prepared for the Allied Invasion of the Japanese home islands. Even fewer today are aware of the defenses the Japanese had prepared to counter the invasion had it been launched. Operation Downfall was finalized during the spring and summer of 1945. It called for two massive military undertakings to be carried out in succession and aimed at the heart of the Japanese Empire.