Wilfred Burchett Quotes & Sayings

16 most famous Wilfred Burchett quotes and sayings (journalist). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“In this first testing ground of the atomic bomb I have seen the most terrible and frightening desolation in four years of war. It makes a blitzed Pacific island seem like an Eden. The damage is far greater than photographs can show.”
Wilfred Burchett Quotes
“Hiroshima does not look like a bombed city. It looks as if a monster steamroller had passed over it and squashed it out of existence.”
Wilfred Burchett Quotes
“When you arrive in Hiroshima you can look around and for 25 and perhaps 30 square miles you can see hardly a building. It gives you an empty feeling in the stomach to see such man-made devastation.”
“Of thousands of others, nearer the centre of the explosion, there was no trace. They vanished. The theory in Hiroshima is that the atomic heat was so great that they burned instantly to ashes - except that there were no ashes.”
Wilfred Burchett Quotes
“Could anything justify the extermination of civilians on such a scale?”
Wilfred Burchett Quotes
“Vietnamese must be made to feel that they are racial inferiors with no right to national identity.”
Wilfred Burchett Quotes
“My emotional and intellectual response to Hiroshima was that the question of the social responsibility of a journalist was posed with greater urgency than ever.”
Wilfred Burchett Quotes
“Hiroshima had a profound effect upon me.”
“It was necessary to bluff the Japanese camp commanders, with whatever authority I could muster, that I had come officially to ensure that the surrender terms were being complied with and that living conditions for the POWs were being immediately improved.”
Wilfred Burchett Quotes
“My anger with the US was not at first, that they had used that weapon - although that anger came later.”

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