First Into Nagasaki

First Into Nagasaki

First Into Nagasaki: The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War is a collection of reports by Chicago Daily News foreign correspondent George Weller. Originally written in 1945 but not approved for publication by Gen. Douglas MacArthur's military censors, the reports were collected and edited by the author's son Anthony Weller, and published for the first time in 2006.

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... In the same 1967 account Weller asserts that Nagasaki, prior to August 9, 1945 "...in the face of all logic, it had been spared so far...Streams of B-29s flowed north and south around it, but this ... to George Weller's unaccountable assertion that Nagasaki before August 9, 1945 was "mysteriously untouched", Nagasaki had in fact been targeted in August 1945, August 1944, as well as the April 1945 raid which became ... On, August 10, 1944 Nagasaki had been bombed by B-29s "launched from China against Nagasaki's urban area ...