Anne Frank’s complete diary entry for June 6, 1944: “This is D Day,” the BBC announced at twelve. “This is the day.” The invasion has begun! The morning at eight the British reported heavy bombing of Calais, Boulogne, Le Havre … Continue reading
Having failed the medical test to allow him to go off to war, author George Orwell (seen above, back row second from right) helped contribute to the war effort in an easier capacity: the BBC. He worked in the Overseas … Continue reading
As I mentioned in a past post (https://writingasiplease.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/a-grandfathers-love/), my paternal grandfather was stationed in Hiroshima, Japan just a couple of months after the atomic bombing. He was there to help clean up, and I believe this contributed partly to his death in 1989 at the age of sixty-four.
While there he took some photos of the destroyed city. I don’t know the soldier featured in a couple of these photos (there are only four that we have, sadly), but it is not my grandfather. I do believe this are new photos of Hiroshima, and I am thinking of donating the original photos to some Hiroshima program out there.
These were taken in October of 1945.