Aug 7, 2020Liked by Andrew Liptak

As I read the opening description of the mushroom cloud, I get goosebumps. The dreadful accidental explosion that just happened in Beruit's port was not an atomic weapon and nowhere near the strength of the blasts. But seeing the awful, raw first-person footage of the event is unforgettable. Although, not an act of war like the one used in WWII, it's another vivid reminder of our assumed control over such violent, barely harnessed forces.

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Yeah! It's unreal, especially when he talked about the colors. it was like something that could have been out of a Lovecraft story or something.

When I realized that the yesterday was the 75th anniversary, the first thing I thought of was that book. It's not the greatest of war memoirs, but first-hand accounts are always the best way to go.

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