Here is a roundup of some of the most interesting content published recently on the Manhattan Project, World War II, and nuclear history:
- Animated film will convey tragedies of U.S. POW in A-bomb attack: The Asahi Shimbun reports on the film project “Hiroshima, the last rose of summer,” a fictional tale which will depict the relationship between a U.S. prisoner of war and a Japanese woman in Hiroshima before the atomic bombing.
- Belongings of student who perished in A-bomb attack donated to Hiroshima museum: The brother of a 13-year-old girl who was killed in the Hiroshima bombing has donated her school uniform, hood, and lunchbox to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
- How Do We Know Which Historical Accounts Are True?: In this article, historian of science and archaeologist Stephen E. Nash challenges claims that downplay the accuracy of oral tradition.
- Settlement a ‘historic victory’ for Hanford workers: KREM reports on a settlement agreement that will involve the U.S. Department of Energy paying nearly $1 million to the state of Washington, the nonprofit group Hanford Challenge, and a union representing Hanford workers. The Department has agreed to create a new system to protect Hanford workers involved in the site’s environmental cleanup from chemical vapors at the site.
- Tri-Citians paid for a bomber in WWII. The pilot’s son has returned with his memories: The son of Duane Wineinger, the pilot of the B-17 bomber “Day’s Pay” that funded by contributions from Hanford workers during World War II, is donating artifacts his father owned to the Hanford History Project at Washington State University Tri-Cities.
- Weinberg papers preservation project seeks community support: The Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge is seeking support for a project to digitize and make public the papers of Manhattan Project physicist and longtime Oak Ridge National Laboratory director Alvin Weinberg.