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A cross taken from a Nagasaki cathedral after the atomic bombing gets returned 74 years later via Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Matt Field, August 7, 2019 Short on time and fuel, the crew members of the B-29 bomber Bockscar flew over Nagasaki, Japan, scanning for an opening in the clouds. They had already abandoned their initial target, the city of Kokura, … Continue reading

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‘Atomic-bombed cross’ returns to Nagasaki as a symbol of hope via The Asahi Shimbun

NAGASAKI–A Christian cross that survived the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki and cemented an otherwise-unlikely friendship between a Japanese bishop and a U.S. Marine has returned home to Urakami Cathedral here after 74 years. Clasping the gold-trimmed wooden artifact, Mitsuaki … Continue reading

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