Eyewitness to History

EYEWITNESS TO HISTORY….Via Peevish, the first dispatches filed by an American reporter from Nagasaki after World War II have finally been published. They were originally censored by Douglas MacArthur’s office and believed lost, but copies were found recently in a bunch of old boxes. Editor & Publisher has the fascinating story.

UPDATE: Here’s a link to the stories as printed in the Mainichi Daily News.

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