A Conversation for Three Beaten Cities: Hiroshima

I'm shivering just reading this

Post 1

paulh, hiding under my bed

This happened before I was born. Some people have said that history could be divided into two eras: before these bombs and after. here's a link to a story about a man who survived the bombs in both cities:

http://www.history.com/news/the-man-who-survived-two-atomic-bombs

Togi Sankichi wrote poetry about what he saw (he died of radiation burns in 1953)

http://mediorenkoor.no-ip.org/The%20armed%20man/angry%20flames.html

My mother used to say that she didn't think Truman could have done other than what he did. That may have been a common belief at the time. I wasn't around then.


I'm shivering just reading this

Post 2

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

Not only that, but my dad and many others believed that their kids (including me) were only born because of the atomic bomb.

You see, he was scheduled to be in an early wave of the invasion of Japan...they reckoned they'd lose the first three waves...

Of course, other things might have happened...

But I was always interested in the effects of those bombs because I'd been told that as a child.


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