Fat Man and the POWs

Posted: June 30, 2010 in History, War
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“…At around midday I had finally plucked up the courage to undertake my most hateful task  –  emptying the latrine cans on to the Japanese officers’ tomato plants. It always made my stomach turn but I did have to marvel at the spectacular effect it produced in the plants, which boasted tomatoes the size of apples… I was taking care to avoid being splashed when there came a tremendous clap of thunder from the direction of Nagasaki [Fat Man]. Then moments later, a sudden gust of hot air like a giant hairdryer blasted into me, knocking my shrunken frame sideways. Later, the other prisoners came back from their day at a nearby factory and began to talk of a massive bomb raid. No one had any concrete information. We just knew that something big had happened down in Nagasaki…” Here.

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