Rachel Rayner - Recollections of Hiroshima after the war ended

Running time
1 min 4 sec
Department of Veterans' Affairs


Oh yes, yes. Hiroshima was just as people see it today, only worse because it was fresh. It was fresh like, it was horrible. That's all I can say, it was horrible, and I never want to see it again and I would never have taken my three-month-old daughter and I carried her in my arms into that city.

The devastation and people walking around with one arm and facial, just disfigured people. It wasn't nice, it wasn't nice at all. I thought to myself it was a terrible, terrible wrong to be dropping on people. I hope they can always not ever have another one.

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