Tsutomu Yamaguchi needed to catch a train that would bring him from Hiroshima to his home in Nagasaki. The date was Aug. 6, 1945, and it would change his life. Written & Produced by: Rick Coste Music: Opening & Closing Theme: Rick Coste Anguish by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3373-anguish License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Atlantean Twilight by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3390-atlantean-twilight License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ The Dread by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4491-the-dread License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Dreams Become Real by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3678-dreams-become-real License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Heartbreaking by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3863-heartbreaking License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Ghost Story by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3805-ghost-story License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Drums of the Deep by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3681-drums-of-the-deep License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 All references sources for this episode are cited at https://StrangeEncounters.org
Tsutomu Yamaguchi, is the luckiest unlucky survivor you’ll hear about. At age 27, in 1945 Mr. Yamaguchi and his colleagues were sent from Nagasaki to Hiroshima for an extended work trip. On the day, before they were due to return the “Little Boy” nuclear bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.Mr. Yamaguchi was late for work when the bomb was dropped, and woke up to see a crown of fire and mushroom cloud soar into the skies. His skin was red, raw, burning and he had a ringing in his ears like he had never experienced before. After finding his colleagues they made their way to the station to catch an evacuation train back to Nagasaki.After the gruelling journey back, Mr. Yamaguchi showed up for work Monday morning to explain what had happened. Whilst explaining what had happened to his co-workers, there was a flash and Mr. Yamaguchi was knocked unconscious. When he finally came around, it was more carnage. Once again he woke up to a mushroom cloud and the city on fire. It was the 2nd nuclear bomb.He kept his experience hidden and unspoken about until the age of 90. He wrote a book of poetry and spent his remaining years talking about his experience. Listen in to find out the full incredible story of Tsutomu Yamaguchi.Don't forget to leave us a review!You can also visit our website at www.notmenottodaypodcast.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/notmenottodaypodcast/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notmenottodaypodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/NotMeNotTodayPC
Cody and Greg discuss Tsutomu Yamaguchi, a man that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during WW2. They discuss the atomic bombs and the actual events of the day leading up to the bombing and its aftermath. Visit https://www.unfortunatehistory.com to view episode info and sources. All web traffic helps support the show. Join our FB group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/unfortunatehistory PeriTune (peritune.com) | Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
You think that you're having a bad day? That you have the worst luck in the world? Think again and listen to a week in the life of Tsutomu Yamaguchi who survived two of the world's most cataclysmic events.