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A story from the memory palace for Hiroshima and Nagasaki anniversaries 8/6, 8/9

From: Nate DiMeo
Length: 02:52

The incredible story of an actual U.S. military project that could have served as an alternative to dropping the atomic bombs to end WWII. Amazingly, the government spent years investigating the possibility of arming bats with incendiary devices and dropping them over Japanese cities. Read the full description.

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This is an episode of the memory palace podcast.  Listen to the whole series at www.thememorypalace.us
Each episode is a short (between 1:30 and 5:30) water-coolery story of the past, with an emphasis on American History.   

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Piece Description

This is an episode of the memory palace podcast.  Listen to the whole series at www.thememorypalace.us
Each episode is a short (between 1:30 and 5:30) water-coolery story of the past, with an emphasis on American History.   

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

Today/Tomorrow/Sunday marks the 64 anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima/Nagasaki. That day in 1945 marked the culmination of years of secret effort by the United States to develop the bomb. We, of course, know that program as The Manhattan Project. What is less known is another U.S. plan to destroy Japanese cities that also ran for years and was nearly deployed instead of the A-Bomb. From his history series, the memory palace, Nate DiMeo ((dih-May-oh)) has this story.

OUTRO:

to hear more stories from Nate DiMeo and the Memory palace, visit www.thememorypalace.us

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Berlin By Overnight Max Richter 24 Postcards in Full Color. FatCat 2008 01:28
String Quartet no. 2, Opus 64 Henryk Gorecki (Kronos Quartet) Gorecki, String Quartets 1. Nonesuch 1993 06:47

Related Website

www.thememorypalace.us