Baker & Taylor Seventy-four photographs taken by a Marine Corps photographer during his seven months in postwar Japan are assembled in a visual history of the aftermath of the U.S. bombing raids on Japanese cities, including Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the devastating destruction of the raids, and the struggle of the Japanese to live normal lives under the occupation.
Vanderbilt Univ Pr In September 1945 Joe O'Donnell was a twenty-three-year-old Marine Corps photographer wading ashore in Japan, then under American occupation. His orders were to document the aftermath of U.S. bombing raids in Japanese cities, including not only Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but also cities such as Sasebo, one of the more than sixty Japanese cities firebombed before the atomic blasts. "The people I met," he now recalls, "the suffering I witnessed, and the scenes of incredible devastation taken by my camera caused me to question every belief I had previously held about my so-called enemies."
Baker & Taylor Collects photographs taken by a Marine Corps photographer in postwar Japan depicting the destruction of bombing raids on Japanese cities and the struggle of the Japanese to live normal lives under the occupation.