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Family Finds, Releases Censored Story of A-Bomb Scene Report

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The censored dispatches of World War II correspondent George Weller from Nagasaki shortly after the Aug. 9, 1945 bombing have finally been made public – not by the Pentagon but by Weller’s son, Anthony, who found the carbons after his father’s death, and recently released them to a Tokyo newspaper. The army censorship office had blocked their release, fearing the public reaction to Weller’s revelation and descriptions of widespread radiation sickness and death. (6/20/05)