Colonel Paul Tibbets piloted the Enola Gay aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945, killing in the first instance an estimated 160,000 civilians. In his biography, Tibbets recalled that on the way home after dropping the bomb, the crew in the aircraft grew unusually silent.
Obviously those on board were still turning over in their minds the astonishing sights they had just witnessed, but there was something else. "We were trying to come terms...
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