Sixty-seven years ago today, Wilfred Burchett arrived in Hiroshima, and quickly became the first journo to write about what was left of the city--and the new disease possibly caused by radiation. He would plead, "I write this as a warning to the world." And the cover-up began. Defying complete U.S. censorship, he sent his story to his editors in London via Morse code. And the coverup continued. Soon the U.S. would seize all film footage shot by Japanese newsreel teams. And much, much more:
Monday, September 2, 2013
68 Years Ago Today: First Journo Reached Hiroshima and Wrote "Warning to the World"
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