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George Weller- quotes from the first Western journalist into Nagasaki after the bomb

“American prisioners working in the Mitsubishi plant were naturally told that if defeated, the entire nation would commit hara-kiri. But the executives of the plant had taught their foremen some highly unsuicidal terms, such as, “How are you today?” and “We workers want to save our plant.”” George Weller in First into Nagasaki pg 17

 “The atomic bomb may be classified as a weapon capable of being used indiscriminately, but its use in Nagasaki was selective and proper and as merciful as such a gigantic force could be expected to be” George Weller in First into Nagasaki pg 29

“In the last war you Americans confined Germans in Japan; this war we Germans are going to take you Americans to Japan and see how you like a taste of the same medicine”A WWII German airman, quoted by George Weller in First into Nagasaki  pg 33

“Jealous of the fact that ‘his war’ had been won by two bombs prepared without his knowledge and dropped without his command, (General) MacArthur determined to do his best to erase from history- or at least blur as well as censorship could- the important human lessons of radiation’s effect on civil populations” George Weller, the first Western journalist into Nagasaki after the bomb

“What was the reason (for banning journalists from the site of the nuclear bomb blasts)? To keep the victory of two nuclear weapons from eclipsing a general? To prevent it being said that the Pacific War was finally won in the Manhattan Project, not in Manila?” George Weller

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