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#1 Kai-Petri

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 05:24 PM

Hiroshima Diary: The Journal of a Japanese Physician, August 6-September 30, 1945: Fifty Years Later
by Michihiko Hachiya, Warner Wells (Editor), John W. Dower

I just read the Finnish version and if you are interested in reading what it´s like to be on the receiving end of an atom bomb then this is the book to read.

Mostly I was surprised how little help the local police and army gave the people. Mostly I guess because they were afraid of the radioactivity, and as well it seems the government was afraid the nation would know "too soon" of the major explosion.

And the terrible surprise as the people who thought they had survived the bomb, the radioactivity disease came killing almost all the survivors.

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 06:03 PM

Thanks for the recommendation, Kai. Seems like an interesting and heart-breakening book.

Have you managed to not buy that Olympic Games book, by the way? ;) tongue.gif
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Posted 19 February 2004 - 06:33 PM

Have you managed to not buy that Olympic Games book, by the way?

I´m still thinking about it, actually....250€ is alot of money but then again...if it´s still there next time I guess I´ll have to buy it..

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 06:36 PM

I think you'll have to. :(

But at least you don't have anyone at home who complains about your expenditure on books and the lack of space for them at the house! :D

Unfortunately Stevin, Martin and I can't say the same... :(
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#5 Kai-Petri

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 07:56 PM

When the A-bomb strikes only a shadow is left, if even that...

http://history.indep...w2/raid/h02.jpg

http://history.indep...w2/raid/h01.jpg

And more on bombing of Japan etc

http://history.indep.../eng/phtop.html
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Posted 20 February 2004 - 03:12 PM

WOW, those are some pretty devastating pictures Kai. Thanks for the post.
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Posted 23 February 2004 - 06:11 PM

Horrifying images, indeed - reminds me of reading John Hersey's classic 'Hiroshima' many years ago.

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