IIRC, one of the sad collateral damage events of WWII was the Nagasaki bomb wiping out the largest contingent of Christians in any Japanese city.
I had never thought of that before this article. Another element of tragedy in the dropping of the bomb.
posted on 12/13/2007 8:48:32 AM PST
by Greg F
(Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
To: Greg F; VOA
The selection of Nagasaki as the second target for the atom bomb is an odd one. The geography of the place does not lend itself to be a good target (most of the blast was reflected upward by the mountains and not outward like Hiroshima). But it was intentionally spared conventional bombardment for that reason.
There are a lot of theories, but few good answers.
posted on 12/14/2007 2:01:31 PM PST
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