Forty-Seven Years After Hiroshima: The Debate Continues

The authors made no mention of the citizens of the Dutch East Indies, nor of the English and Australian prisoners of war whose lives were saved by the ending of the war. If a landing had happened in November 1945, no Dutch citizen (including prisoners of war and women and children) would have been alive.

The Japanese concentration camps, as well as the dreaded Burma railroad project and other extermination inventions were well thought out and efficient.

It was not only the United States who fought in the Pacific war. Afke L. Doran, Silverton, Ore.

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