“During peace time a scientist belongs to the World, but during war time he belongs to his country.” – Fritz Haber
A number of people in and around the U.S. Air Force base in Alamogordo, New Mexico reported seeing a very bright light at about 5:30 AM on the 16th July, 1945. The Manhattan District press agency assured many concerned citizens that that was nothing more than a weapons depot in the Alamo region which had blown up. No casualties or injuries, everyone was quickly assured.
While the last part of the report was definitely true, the light was a signal that a new page in history has been turned. Irreversibly and terribly. The first atom bomb was detonated. Within a month, thousands of people will be killed and two cities will be obliterated by just two bombs. (more…)