- 76 Years Since the Atom Bomb – the Manchester Connection
Here in Manchester, we’re appallingly served by the media. The country’s best magazines, such as The Spectator, are 99% London-oriented, and the local Manchester Evening News is obsessed with celebrity nonsense, violence and tat. Anyone who wants to read something interesting, fascinating and eye-opening on Manchester has barely anywhere to go – apart from New Manchester Walks.
I was hoping the new Mill would be receptive, but I’m not woke enough or young enough. Great stories are missed. Below is one of the greatest involving Manchester, and with global connotations.
The Manchester Evening News would not touch the centenary of the Balfour Declaration in 2017, the event that led to the creation of the State of Israel, which had huge connections with Manchester, something we explain on our Jewish Manchester walks. Their reasoning: “No one would read it,” one of the editors explained to me. This in the conurbation with Britain’s second biggest Jewish community. Shame on them.
Here’s another story they wouldn’t touch.
Seventy-five years ago, in August 1945, two atom bombs were dropped on Japan, killing more than…
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