Saturday, May 15, 2010
About Letter 225
The news of the Atomic Bomb drop on Hiroshima hits Bill's squad room like an 88 barrage. "The complexion of the war has gone from a hard fight ahead to the possible collapse of Japan in days." Before the men's enthusiasm wanes an announcer breaks into the radio program to declare that the Russians have entered the war. The men await "even bigger news" set to be announced at 11:00.