August 6 and August 9, 1945. The allies drop atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan killing at least 125,000 people and ushering in the atomic age – and Manchester had more involvement in the entire atomic story than almost any other city. Read Ed Glinert’s frightening and fascinating account on the blog on this website.
6-9 August 1945, the dropping of the atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
- 76 Years Since the Atom Bomb – the Manchester Connection
This is one of the greatest stories you will ever read about Manchester. It’s so riveting, so enthralling, none of the media in Manchester will print it! The Manchester Evening News, obsessed with celebrity nonsense, violence and tat, said no. So did The Mill (I’m not woke enough or young enough). It’s too serious for I Love Manchester, while Manchester Confidential’s Jonathan Schofield instigated a senseless 50-year spat with me, Ed Glinert, which is now in its 20th or 30th year; I forget which. In case you’re wondering why I’m so confident it’s because I’ve written high-class books for Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins, Emons and Bloomsbury. If you want to immerse yourself in a remarkable story, read on.
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