Seventy years ago today, John Hersey published a lengthy article in The New Yorker about the Hiroshima bomb, from accounts of survivors. It was the first article to focus on the everyday people. It had not been cleaned up by the military. It was thought so important that the BBC read it out on radio because it was simply too long to be printed during times of rationing.

It’s a chilling read, but worth it. Especially when the guys fighting for power seem to be very gung-ho about it all.

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NB - scheduled post,so apologies if it coincides with another.