Phil Agnew - The Atomic Bomb

Running time
48 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


We used to listen to the news in the mess at night. We'd just heard that the bomb had been dropped and what a terrific totally big thing it was and what an effect it was and when the war was finished, we went sort of delirious and everybody drank as much as ... you know.

Then we waited to be sent home and nothing happened, we stayed there. I think it was a month or so before we got home. We were just told it was an atomic bomb. Just accepted that it was something bigger than anybody could imagine.

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