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To: Young Werther
I enjoy the History channel, (BA History!!) but I've found some of the shows to be sloppily produced.

Same here. However, I enjoy finding all the mistakes I can. Most are minor, but some stand out screaming "HERE I AM!"

The best show on the History Channel is "Mail Call"! As a note, Kyoto was saved by Sec. of War Stimson who felt because it "was the ancient capital of Japan, a historical city, and one that was of great religious significance to the Japanese." Incidentally, he had also spent his honeymoon in Kyoto many years earlier. However, by taking Kyoto off the target list, (something that ticked off Gen. Groves and the committee picking targets because they felt Kyoto had the best topography that would not less the effects of the blast) the city became a target for LeMay and his B-29 firebomb raids. So in order to protect it, they "officially" kept it on the list of atomic targets but never planned to actually bomb it. Only the five cities on the targeting list were off limits to LeMay, Hiroshima, Yokohama, the Kokura Arsenal (primary target of Bock's Car), Niigata, and Nagasaki.

39 posted on 05/06/2004 8:18:27 PM PDT by COEXERJ145
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To: COEXERJ145
Are you sure about Yokohama? Yokohama was firebombed in May, here's an interesting link

Air Raid against Cities of Kawasaki and Yokohama

49 posted on 05/06/2004 9:05:57 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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