Only one country has ever actually used nuclear weapons. Yes, that's right: 69 years ago today American forces dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima; three days later they dropped one on Nagasaki. Some people say that it was worth it because it shortened World War Two.
Someone has at last sent me an e-mail saying that he and his spouse like my blog. It is an anonymous e-mail, offering no possibility of reply, and in any case I was brought up to ignore anonymous letters. Even so, thank you; it is good to know my often rather acerbic posts are read and enjoyed.