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Dukasaur wrote:I was listening to CBC radio last night, and heard the story of Tsutomu Yamaguchi. Mr. Yamaguchi was an engineer working for Mitsubishi Industries, and he was assigned to the shipyards at Hiroshima, where, on August 3rd, he survived the atomic bomb. Badly burned, temporarily deaf, and suffering from radiation sickness, he was nonetheless in better condition than many people in the city. He decided to make his way home to see his family. Along with some other survivors, he made his way to a train station where the trains were still running and got a train home.
Back in his home town, he reported to the offices of Mitsubishi, where he tried to explain his experiences in Hiroshima. His boss told him it was implausible that one bomb could do so much damage and called him crazy, at which point a second atomic bomb detonated. Yamaguchi's home town, you see, was Nagasaki. Talk about out of the frying pan and into the fire! Yamaguchi survived that one also (although he did suffer terrible pains and disfigurement) and eventually lived to the age of 75.
The incredible story of someone escaping from Hiroshima and rushing home to Nagasaki really helped put my own troubles into perspective. I resolved to stop bitching about the dice.
At least for a couple days.
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