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Details are Being Investigated Summary and Analysis

Chapter 3 focuses on the days following the detonation, from the second day to perhaps the end of the first week. On the evening of the day of detonation—nearly twelve hours after the bomb—Japanese naval vessels moved up the various rivers running through Hiroshima and used loudspeakers to make announcements that hospital ships were coming and that the catastrophe was being investigated. Although the announcements brought hope, they were hollow, and no aid materialized. That night, many died while the remaining survivors tried to sleep with varying success. Late in the evening, a party of priests from a distant suburb arrived in Asano Park to assist their coreligionists. The priests carried several wounded, and Father Superior LaSalle to Tanimoto's boat and traveled up river. They passed many stranded people who were threatened...

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