|Hiroshima (Yank Magazine, 1945)|
"Walking into Hiroshima in broad daylight, wearing an American uniform and knowing that you were one of the first Americans the people in that utterly ruined city had laid eyes on since the bombing, was not a comfortable feeling."
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*Assorted Color Footage of Atomic Mushroom Clouds*
Hiroshima Two Years Later (Collier's Magazine, 1947)
This magazine article, "The Atom Bomb's Invisible Offspring" does not simply track the radioactive illnesses and contamination generated as a result of the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but also discusses the nuclear testings at Bikini and Alamogordo, New Mexico. The journalist, Edward P. Morgan (1910 - 1993), explained how the atomic bomb affected the skin and hair of the Japanese survivors and the various plants and animals that were exposed in the Bikini blast.
Above Nagasaki (Yank Magazine, 1945)
Weeks after the Nagasaki bombing, YANK writer Joe McCarthy observed the charred turf from the nose of a U.S. B-17 bomber circling high overhead:
"The destruction of Nagasaki looks nothing like the debris in Cassino or Leghorn. The strange thing here is the utter absence of rubble. You can see a couple of square miles of reddish-brown desolation with nothing left but the outlines of houses, a bit of wall here and half a chimney there. In this area you will see a road, and the road will be completely clean. It is too soon after the bombing for the Japs to have done any cleaning of the roads and you can't see a single brick or pile of broken plaster or lumber on any street or sidewalk in town."
*Watch a Film Clip of the August 9, 1945 atomic blast over Nagasaki*
How Tokyo Learned of Hiroshima (Coronet Magazine, 1946)
Shortly after Tokyo's capitulation, an advance team of American Army researchers were dispatched to Hiroshima to study the effects that the Atom Bomb had on that city. What we found most interesting about this reminiscence was the narrative told by a young Japanese Army major as to how Tokyo learned of the city's destruction:
"At 8:16 the Tokyo control operator of the Japan Broadcasting Corporation noticed that Hiroshima had gone off the air. He tried to use another phone line to re-establish his program, but it too had failed. About 20 minutes later Tokyo realized that the main line telegraph had stopped working just North of Hiroshima. And from some small railway stops within ten miles of that city had come reports of a terrible explosion."
"Again and again the air-raid defense headquarters called the army wireless station at Hiroshima. No answer. Something had happened to Hiroshima..."
The Race for the Bomb (Coronet Magazine, 1942)
Three years before terms such as "Enola Gay" and "Atom Bomb" would become household words, this five page article appeared in an American magazine informing the folks on the home front that this monstrosity was being developed silently behind the scenes. We have no doubt that the FBI was knocking at the publisher's door the very second that the issue appeared.
How The Atomic Bomb Was Developed (Yank, 1945)
The attached article was printed just weeks after the dramatic finale of the bloodiest war in history and tells the tale of the research and development that went into the creation of the Atomic Bomb.
"The story behind the atomic bomb is a detective story with no Sherlock Holmes for a hero. The number of scientists who took part in the search was without parallel...The dramatic story begins with Dr. Lise Meitner (1878 – 1968), a woman scientist and director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin. In 1938 Dr. Meitner is bombarding uranium atoms with neutrons and then submitting the uranium to chemical analysis. To her amazement..."