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Napalm was invented on Valentinea€™s Day 1942 at a secret Harvard war research laboratory. It created an inferno that killed over 87, 500 people in Tokyoa€”more than died in the atomic explosions at Hiroshima or Nagasakia€”and went on to incinerate 64 Japanese cities. The Bomb got the press, but napalm did the work. Robert Neer offers the first history.Available at ( accessed October 8, 2012). M-47: a€œM47A1 ... a€œThe Eve of Triumph, a€ Vol. ... Firestorm: Departments of the Army and the Air Force, a€œField Behavior of Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Agents, a€ in Technical Manual TM 3-240, April 15, 1969, p. 40.

Author:Robert M. Neer
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2013-04-01


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