Eyewitness Hiroshima, originally written to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the first combat use of the Atomic Bomb, charts the scientific and military background to the catastrophic bombing of Hiroshima on August Xth 1945, using the words of participants, witnesses and victims. Much used as a school text, ‘Eyewitness Hiroshima’ is easily accessible and well-written but also scrupulously scientifically accurate. August 2005 will see the 60th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, and it is certain that there will be enormous public interest in commemorating these terrible events: ‘Eyewitness Hiroshima’ is a highly readable history which offers considerable insight into the scientific background to the race for the bomb, the military difficulties in using it and the effect it had on the ground.
Adrian Weale was born in London in 1964 and educated at the Latymer Upper School, York University and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He served for several years as a military intelligence officer in the regular Army, before leaving to pursue a career as a writer and historian.
Since then he has written eight non-fiction books under his own name, and ghost written several more, primarily for former Special Forces personnel.
In addition, he has written widely for the UK national press and is a regular broadcaster on BBC TV and radio, specialising in military and intelligence related ...
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