Reporter's Notes of A-Bomb Found

Tomorrow marks the 60th anniversary of an event that changed the course of history. At 8:15 a.m. on August 6th, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Three days later, the United States delivered another A-bomb, on Nagasaki. Some 220,000 people are believed to have died in both cities before the year was out, tens of thousands in the split second that followed the blasts.

George Weller was the first western journalist to enter Nagasaki several weeks after the devastation, but the articles he wrote for the Chicago Daily News were never published...until now.

George Weller's son Anthony, who is also a journalist and author, found his father's accounts of Nagasaki. Anthony Weller lives in Gloucester and joins us this morning.

This program aired on August 5, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.


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