February 19, 2011

Another Favourite

"Conditions normal" and we're comin' home.

66,000 dead. "Condition's normal". "Little Boy" did the job.

Helluva song. Helluva time. Glad I wasn't aware.

Glad I wasn't there.



Anonymous said...

did not really know what the song was about OMD they have gone up in estimations

richard said...

There's at least two guys who are not entirely unhappy that the bomb was dropped - me and my old dad. He was getting trained to fly bombers against a fiercely-defended Japan. Thanks to the A-bombs he didn't have to go, but instead the war ended suddenly and so (as with many Allies and Japanese) he survived to raise a family.