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Hiroshima

The U.S. Air Force’s Cold War B-50 Bombers Are Still Relevant Today

Key point: While the B-29 was responsible for the three deadliest bombing raids in history—the firebombing of Tokyo and the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki—its successor the B-50 never dropped a bomb in anger. Quiz time! Which secret American military project during World War II proved even more expensive than…
bubmag
March 18, 2020
Hiroshima

Time to Think About Hiroshima and Nagasaki Again

In 2018 the Trump administration published its Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), the highlight of which was the option of using low-yield nuclear weapons even in response to a non-nuclear attack. While the NPR says the US will consider using nuclear weapons only “in extreme circumstances”, such “extreme circumstances could include…
bubmag
March 12, 2020
Hiroshima

Marie Curie biopic should have trusted pioneer’s passion

Rosamund Pike plays Marie Curie in Radioactive.Credit: StudioCanal and Amazon Content Services Radioactive Director: Marjane Satrapi Shoebox/Working Title/StudioCanal (2019)Surfaces in Radioactive catch the eye. Rainwashed Parisian cobbles, blackboards, laboratory glassware, the textures of linen and woollen clothing, even — startlingly — naked skin; all are carefully framed and lovingly lit.…
bubmag
March 11, 2020
Hiroshima

Marie Curie biopic should have trusted pioneer’s passion

Rosamund Pike plays Marie Curie in Radioactive.Credit: StudioCanal and Amazon Content Services Radioactive Director: Marjane Satrapi Shoebox/Working Title/StudioCanal (2019)Surfaces in Radioactive catch the eye. Rainwashed Parisian cobbles, blackboards, laboratory glassware, the textures of linen and woollen clothing, even — startlingly — naked skin; all are carefully framed and lovingly lit.…
bubmag
March 11, 2020
Hiroshima

How the Nazis faked part of Hamburg to fool Allied bombers

The Binnenalster and Central Station in Hamburg in 1941, cloaked against aerial attack. In 1941, the Nazis camouflaged an entire lake at the centre of Hamburg.A painted tarp was made to look like a bunch of city blocks from above, in the hope of misdirecting RAF bombers.But the Brits weren't…
bubmag
March 10, 2020