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Friday, July 31, 2015

‘Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War’

by Susan Southard - The New York Times
There are good reasons for writing a book about the atom bombing of
Nagasaki and its agonizing aftermath. Most people have heard of
Hiroshima. The second bomb — dropped by an Irish-American pilot almost
exactly above the largest Catholic church in Asia, which killed more
than 70,000 civilians on the day and more in the long term — is less
well known.
Mushroom cloud over Nagasaki, Aug. 9, 1945.
Credit
U.S. Army A.A.F. photo/Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

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