ENFORCED AMNESIA – THE DISPOSSESSION OF MEMORY PART 2

“I want you to forget. I’m ordering you to forget what you wrote in this report.“

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ENFORCED AMNESIA – THE DISPOSSESSION OF MEMORY PART 2
By Paul Langley March 2014

The Long March to the Truth

The First American into Nagasaki

Dr. Nello Pace was the first American to enter Nagasaki. He had been ordered there by an outraged General Douglas McArthur. McArthur had not been advised in advance of the atomic bombing of Japan. He thundered: “I want my people, my doctors, in there looking at the effects of this, not these Manhattan District people!”

So it was that Dr. Pace entered and surveyed Nagasaki, and then Hiroshima, without the clearance of General Groves and the Manhattan Project. Dr Pace tells the story:
“I wrote the reports, and I classified them Secret – which was as high as I was cleared for, and that was fine to me. So one day I got a phone call to go down and report to Ross…

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