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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Nagasaki, the Day After

Interesting piece today on rare photos taken in Nagasaki the day after the A-bomb attack on August 9, 1945.  The subject of photos and film footage taken in the two atomic cities in 1945-1946 is one of the few areas that I am truly expert. (I''ve even interviewed the man who took the only photos in Hiroshima on the day of the tragedy.)  The claim that these photos were "newly found" might be technically true--the prints up for auction, from a scrapbook may be--but the images have been published for decades in magazines and books.  They were suppressed for years after the bombing, however, just like the footage shot by a Japanese newsreel team and an elite U.S. military crew (the subject of my recent book). 

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