Thursday, 7 January 2010

Death of the only official survivor of both atomic bombings in Japan

Death of the only official survivor of both atomic bombings in Japan
Tsutomu Yamaguchi died on Monday January 4th, aged 93. In March last year, he was formally recognised by the Japanese government as a hibakusha, the only radiation survivor of both the atom bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. Read the article by Richard Lloyd Parry on the website of The Times or the article by Mark McDonald in The New York Times. An obituary was also published on the website of The Telegraph.
In Truman and the Bomb Alonzo Hamby explores the dilemmas that influenced Truman’s decision to drop the atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Auction of Chamberlain’s 1938 plane ticket to Munich
Neville Chamberlain flew to Munich to meet Hitler at 8.30am on September 29th, 1938, on a British Airways flight. The following day, Hitler, Mussolini, Chamberlain and Daladier signed the Munich Agreement. Chamberlain’s plane ticket was recently discovered amongst the papers of George William Denny MBE, one of the founders of British Airways. It is due to be auctioned by Mullock’s in Ludlow, Shropshire, on January 19th and is expected to fetch up to £7,000. Further information is available on the website of Mullock's Auctioneers.

Bologna’s historic canals due to resurface

Bologna’s network of canals, which developed between the 12th and 16th centuries, has been buried beneath the city’s streets for over 50 years. On Tuesday, the Mayor of Bologna announced plans to uncover and restore the medieval canals. Read the article on the Italian news website

A short history of snow
On the website of The Guardian, Charlie English considers how we have reacted to snow over the course of history and in different regions across the world.

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