75 years ago today - Aug 7, 1945

[Joseph Fielding Smith]

The papers reported the dropping of an 'atom' bomb on Hiroshima, Japan which was more powerful than 200,000 tons of TNT. It practically destroyed the entire city. The terror of such warfare is appalling and the lengths that human beings can go to in bitter and deadly conflict is horrorfying. What can happen to the world if this report is true?

[Joseph Fielding Smith Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]

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