This book, first published in 1970, examines the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, when an entire industrial city was devastated and the bulk of its population killed or wounded. Coming days after the bombing of Hiroshima, Nagasaki has largely been forgotten. This book traces the decision by the US to use the second bomb, and the choice of Nagasaki as its target. It follows the bomber to the skies over Nagasaki, and the terrible events that unfolded. Using diaries, written accounts and the testimonies of hundreds of Japanese civilians who survived the bombing, this book provides the definitive text on the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
Table of Contents
1. Special Mission No. 16 2. The City Awakens 3. Command Decision 4. The Gentle Doctor 5. The Warning 6. Zero Minus Sixty Minutes 7. The Red Circle of Death 8. The Light of Death 9. ‘A Mountain of Rainbows’ 10. The Diamond Workers 11. Two Fliers 12. ‘Take Care of My Son’ 13. ‘Mayday! Mayday!’ 14. The Other ‘Bomb’ 15. Up From the Ashes 16. The Long Day, the Long Night 17. End of the Mission 18. Nagasaki Hospital 19. The Agony Ends
Frank W. Chinnock