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Title: Burning Conscience. The Case of the Hiroshima Pilot Claude Eatherly told in his Letters to Gunther Anders.
Description: London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1961. Originally published in Germany under the title: "Off Limits Fur Das Gewissen". "Major Claude Eatherly was a typical 'uncomplicated' young American when he volunteered for service in the Air Force in 1939. In 1943 he was treated for battle fatigue after thriteen months of duty in the Pacific but recovered after a fortnight's treatment and was appointed Commander of the bomber group responsible fro the Horishima and Nagasaki raids. He himself guided the aircraft carrying the Horishima bomb. After this experience he spoke to no one for several days but the Air Force authorities regarded this as a natural reaction to the 'strain'..he talked continually of his sense of guilt. In 1953 he was sent by the embarassed authorities to the WACO Mental Home and later certified. A morally healthy man, he could not come to terms with a sick society." Pp.xxiv/135, owner's name to front free endpaper,most of rear endpaper absent. Red cloth, dustwrapper rubbed and spotted. Good/Good.

Keywords: Claude Eatherly Burning Conscience Hiroshima Pilot Letters Gunther Anders Ethics Atomic Bomb A8297 Ethics

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