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Dr. Evil at Nagasaki

August 9th, 2005 · 1 Comment

A reporter on the BBC World Service just noted that the date of the attack on Nagasaki was determined in part by the worry that typhoons coming in over Japan left only a short window for a sortie. His conclusion: “So, frighteningly, it was the weather that was determining politics rather than the other way around.” That actually sounds sort of frightening too.

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  • 1 fling93 // Aug 10, 2005 at 6:50 pm

    Well, you do know that the only reason Nagasaki was bombed at all was due to cloud cover over the primary target, Kokura. When they bailed on that, Nagasaki happened to be the only secondary target within range.

    *That* is scary.