Pen Knife from Hiroshima

Contributed by Martin Whiterod

Pen Knife from Hiroshima

My father was a British Marine during the second world war, he travelled to Japan on the HMS Anson, after peace had broken out. On the 17th May 1946 he went with a group of Marines from the town of Kure to Hiroshima. Whilst there he picked up this Pen Knife in the debris, the blast from the nuclear bomb had fused the knife in one solid piece, in the following years it has become rusted, this has been in my family ever since. MW

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10cm
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5cm
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3cm
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