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Wow! sixty years ago and it hardly seems that long ago ....lately, I can remember those days very clearly and I'm hard pressed to remember yesterdays itinerary.
(NT) I know what you mean Mary Kay...;-))
Interesting Mac, Thanks - question
Was curious about something regarding that site and others that came later. I ASSume there must be little to no radiation remaining or they wouldn't let visitors in?
I would have guessed that those areas would have been declared off-limits for several generations. Well, now that I think about it, there continue to be people living in the areas of Japan that were bombed. (duh!:)) Once again, I ASSume there are no new cases of radiation sickness, and have not been for many, many years.
The museum in Alamogordo...
.... has interesting displays and stories of the site.
I recall still the special edition of my hometown newspaper that had a color (not common back then) photo on the cover of the mushroom cloud.
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There is a single (only) color photo
I have a copy of the only color photo of that day,
but I haven't figgered out how to post images on
this forum. Asked Rod, but he hasn't responded yet.
Images or links to images
That's what I had in mind - putting the image up on the
server avalable to me with my ISP, and link it in
a "text link" here in the forum.
It seems every forum has it's own protocol in the use of
HTML, and the HTML tag used for signatures on this forum
don't seem to work within the message template.
I've gone to Rod with this question, and no response so far.
To Angeline and Jonah, et al.......
I strayed from home range and was (mentally) in another
forum with my responses. I have linked before in CNet
using their hybrid HTML.
Here is a picture of the first A Bomb just before it was
hoisted to the top of a hundred foot tower for testing.
And here is the only color picture taken of that first
Not needed !
Your post brought back memories, not only of visits to your part of the world, but also of my younger days, and the closing days of WWII.
Thanks for the photos!
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Museum in Los Alamos NM
has models of the bombs and other things.
Matthew Broderick produced a little-seen movie called Infinity, from a Richard Feynmann autobiography, which has a re-creation of the Trinity test. I recommend it to history/science junkies.
A Bomb Pix
Thanks for the pix! They are rare ones. I was 4yo when
(NT) I was -7 years old ...
We didn't know anything on that date
and found out about the A-Bomb when it exploded on August 6, 1945 over Hiroshima. I was 13 yrs old then and it was on every radio station and front page newspaper for days. At school, everyone would gather at the Coach, Janitor, or Principal's office to hear the constant news about it, then another bomb hit Nagasaki 3 days later.....