Quote of the day—Lawrence Johnston

To the people of Japan, from my friends in China.

Lawrence Johnston
August 5, 1945
Message written in black marker on the atomic bomb soon to be dropped on Hiroshima Japan.
From his Los Alamos presentation given August 9, 2006.
[For those of you who are unfamiliar with the reference to China do a little reading on Nanking. Johnston had spent some time in China before the war.—Joe]


1 thought on “Quote of the day—Lawrence Johnston

  1. I’ve heard of the Rape of Nanking before, of course, but never in any great detail.

    I’ve tried four times now to get through that article, and keep getting too sad and furious to go on.

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