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VAST FUNERAL PYRE

Nagasaki Twelve Hours After Atomic Bomb "Attack . JAP SOLDIER'S ORDEAL Rec.'l p.m. NEW YORK, Aug. 10. An American Broadcasting Corporation correspondent who flew over Nagasaki 12 hours after the atomic bomb was dropped said it was like looking over the rim of a volcano in the process of erupting. The city was still a mass of acrid smoke and . flame, with a blazing area extending at least ten square miles. Huge columns of flame shot into the sky several thousand feet, indicating that explosions were still going on. It was obvious when watching this tremendous funeral pyre of the whole city that nothing in the affected area had a chance of survival.

Professor Steidle, of State College, Pennsylvania, said the entire world's known supply of uranium would probably be insufficient to furnish atomic power for more than two years, if it replaced coal, oil and water power at the rate of the present usage. He said his statement was not' intended to minimise the importance of harnessing atomic power. ,'. Possibly other elements more abundant and more easily obtained than uranium might prove better suited for commercial production of atomic power. : A Japanese -soldier, broadcasting over Tokyo radio, described the havoc at' Hiroshima as the most awesome sight. He said he looked from a hotel window when Super, <F6rtresses were approaching. Simultaneously a lightning-like flash covered the whole sky, blinding his eyes. He dived for cover. A torn quilt was miraculously blown over him. He found outside dead and wounded, some bloated and scorched, with legs and bodies, stripped of clothes- and burned with huge blisters. All green vegetation from grass to trees I perished, in. that period. .

VAN ACKER SUPPORTED

Rec. 1 p.m. : BRUSSELS, Aug. io: The Belgian Senate, by 67 to 52 carried a vote of confidence in M van Acker's Government as recently reconstituted.

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VAST FUNERAL PYRE, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 189, 11 August 1945

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VAST FUNERAL PYRE Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 189, 11 August 1945

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