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Weekly History News Roundup

Charlottesville must remove shrouds over Confederate monumentsjudge rejects City’s argument that shrouds were to honor protest victims

 

So-called “Hitler Bell” to remain in German church… town council votes to keep controversial bell as a memorial

 

South Carolina gubernatorial candidate’s ancestors owned slaves… Her comments on the Civil War have drawn criticism

 

Lock of George Washington’s hair discovered in 18th century almanacheirloom belonged to the Hamilton family

 

Ancient Roman boxing gloves unearthedonly known pair of sparring gloves ever discovered

 

Washington must have slept here

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A Stern Warning

Historical revisionists cannot win all the debates… but they believed the issue of Hiroshima/Nagasaki was open and shut.  Impressionable undergraduates inundated with nonsense about Japanese intent to surrender and Truman’s secret agenda to begin the Cold War.  Minor Japanese diplomats approaching anonymous Soviet delegates with talk of negotiating conditional surrender to the US hardly constitute serious overtures to peace.  Truman issued the Potsdam Declaration, the defeated Empire of Japan had to surrender unconditionally.  This was the policy of Roosevelt, which Truman was merely executing.  The Japanese ignored him…..

The buck did stop here

“It was to spare the Japanese people from utter destruction that the ultimatum of July 26 was issued at Potsdam.  Their leaders promptly rejected that ultimatum. If they do not now accept our terms they may expect a rain of  ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth.”

 

There was no haphazard decision-making… from Truman or his staff.  Deliberate and sober statistical analysis led to the decision to use the atomic bomb.  The only argument Liberal historians can make is that the United States should have accepted conditional surrender from an enemy that initiated the conflict.  This course would have remanded the wishes of Liberal icon Franklin Roosevelt.  Per their usual, revisionists must have crucial debate points both ways.

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Marilyn Monroe’s FBI file opened… agency was concerned with her “communist leaning” associates

 

Franklin battlefield to be preserved…. Civil War Trust wins court battle to purchase intrusive shopping center

 

Soviet spies used commercial flights in Cold Warsurveys of British infrastructure were taken

 

AP story exposes Nazi guard living in US… documents found by reporters link elderly man to Auschwitz

 

Rommel’s son recounts his father’s last momentsletters detail the General’s ordered suicide

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A Stern Warning

Historical revisionists cannot win all the debates… but they believed the issue of Hiroshima/Nagasaki was open and shut.  Impressionable undergraduates inundated with nonsense about Japanese intent to surrender and Truman’s secret agenda to begin the Cold War.  Minor Japanese diplomats approaching anonymous Soviet delegates with talk of negotiating conditional surrender to the US hardly constitute serious overtures to peace.  Truman issued the Potsdam declaration, the defeated Empire of Japan had to surrender unconditionally.  This was the policy of Roosevelt, which Truman was merely executing.  The Japanese ignored him…..

The buck did stop here

“It was to spare the Japanese people from utter destruction that the ultimatum of July 26 was issued at Potsdam.  Their leaders promptly rejected that ultimatum. If they do not now accept our terms they may expect a rain of  ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth.”

 

There was no haphazard decision-making… from Truman or his staff.  Deliberate and sober statistical analysis led to the decision to use the atomic bomb.  The only argument Liberal historians can make is that the United States should have accepted conditional surrender from an enemy that initiated the conflict.  This course would have remanded the wishes of Liberal icon Franklin Roosevelt.  Per their usual, revisionists must have crucial debate points both ways.

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