—secondary (scorch, contact, and flame burns)
*Keloid scars on a woman’s back. (HPMM)
“The German Army at this time was probably the most formidable and effective fighting machine since the Roman legions. Immensely battle-experienced in Poland, the fall of France, North Africa, Italy and, above all, Russia; superbly well-equipped, intensely fanatical and, above all, literally fighting for their lives and future…”
*Close-up of previous photo. (HPMM)
327.] * Private interview notes taken by Walter Whitehill summarize King's feelings quite simply as: "I didn't like the atom bomb or any part of it." [THE DECISION, p.
Samuel Walker,Chief Historian of the U.S.
Bieri, suggests that prior to the bombing King and his staffseemed to believe the war could be ended before Russia entered inAugust; and the well-informed and well-connected naval historianE.B.
NEWS AND WORLD REPORT) published astrongly worded two-page editorial:
334.] (In this connection, as weshall discuss in Part III, it is commonly forgotten that by thetime Hiroshima was bombed orders had already been given to altertargeting priorities so as to down-play city bombing.
(See, for instance, Uday Mohan, H-DIPLO, Oct.
As also noted above, in hismemoirs Arnold stated that "it always appeared to us that, atomicbomb or no atomic bomb, the Japanese were already on the verge ofcollapse." [THE DECISION, p.
3, 1996.) II: MILITARY NECESSITY.
Potter explains the brevity of a 1945 planning meeting inSan Francisco between King and Nimitz in this way: It may wellhave "reflected the near-conviction in the minds of both Nimitzand King [even before the atomic test] that neither Olympic norCoronet would ever take place." [THE DECISION, pp.