Reading a section of The Norton Anthology of American Literature: Shorter Seventh Edition (2008), I came across this:
Thus the 1920s saw numerous conflicts over the shape of the future, which acquired new urgency when the stock market crashed in 1929 and led to an economic depression with a 25 percent unemployment rate. Known as the Great Depression, this period of economic hardship did not fully end until the United States entered World War II, which happened after the Japanese attacked the American fleet at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. [...] The war ended in August 1945 following the detonation of two atomic bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. (1882)
Note that the Japanese attacked the American fleet but that, hey, two atomic bombs just detonated over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Like the bombing just happened. Some unnamed entity (the US, of course) dropped these bombs. Actually there's no mention even of the dropping. The bombs just happened to be over the cities and to detonate. Interesting. And sad.