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Not terribly long after the Japanese surrender, an advance team of American Army researchers were dispatched to Japan to study the effects that the Atom Bomb had on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. What we found most interesting about this atomic age 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...Something had happened to Hiroshima..."

The October 3, 1946 issue of the Atlanta Constitution ran a front page headline declaring that Imperial Japan had successfully tested their own Atom Bomb during the summer of '45.
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How Tokyo Learned of Hiroshima (Coronet Magazine, 1946)

How Tokyo Learned of Hiroshima (Coronet Magazine, 1946)

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