My anger with the US was not at first, that they had used that weapon - although that anger came later.
More Quotes from Wilfred Burchett:Hiroshima does not look like a bombed city. It looks as if a monster steamroller had passed over it and squashed it out of existence.
Of thousands of others, nearer the centre of the explosion, there was no trace. They vanished. The theory in Hiroshima is that the atomic heat was so great that they burned instantly to ashes - except that there were no ashes.
But the real anger was generated when the US military tried to cover up the effects of atomic radiation on civilians - and tried to shut me up.
And just as there was something of every Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh so there is something of Ho Chi Minh in almost every present-day Vietnamese, so strong is his imprint on the Vietnamese nation.
In this first testing ground of the atomic bomb I have seen the most terrible and frightening desolation in four years of war. It makes a blitzed Pacific island seem like an Eden. The damage is far greater than photographs can show.
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