THE OTHER atomic bomb - the one that ended the war in Asia and the last so far to be used in anger- exploded over the city of Nagasaki at 11 :02 a.m. on the morning of August 9, 1945, just a few yards from where I am writing these words. The story of the second bomb is not as well known as the first atomic attack on Hiroshima. This is what happened. In August of 1945 the Second World War was nearly over. Mussolini's Italy had been knocked out two years before. Nazi Germany collapsed and surrendered in early May. Of the three Axis powers only the Japanese Empire remained, and its days were numbered. But some in Japan were urging the nation to battle on-to the last man if necessary.
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