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August 6, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Event
198 Bank Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
FREE - registration required!
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Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire

Thursday, August 6, 2020

On the 75th anniversary of the dropping of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, acclaimed historian Richard Frank will discuss his 1999 book Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire. Downfall explores the decision to use the atomic bomb and provides a comprehensive account of how Japan’s leaders were willing to risk complete annihilation to preserve the nation’s existing order. ***This presentation and Q&A session will now be virtual! Please register to receive a link to the presentation.*** ***UPDATE 7/30 - registration is at capacity! For those unable to join the webinar, we will also be streaming the event live via YouTube. Please check back for more details soon. If you watch via YouTube and have questions for Mr. Frank, please email them to or tweet them to @MacArthur1880.***