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Typed letter signed from the Mayor of Hiroshima, marking the tenth anniversary of the atomic bombing.

1955 Stock Code: 141397
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Typed letter signed from Tadao Watanabe (1898-1980), Mayor of Hiroshima from 1955 to 1959, to the British Columbia Peace Council in Vancouver, a constituent part of the Canadian Peace Congress. "It is with distinct pleasure that I send, on behalf of the people of Hiroshima, cordial greetings of peace to the British Columbia Peace Council as they, together with our people, commemorate the tenth anniversary of the atomic bombing of this city. It is most heartening and encouraging to know that our desire for permanent peace is shared by our Canadian friends, and I am sure I speak for the whole citizenry of Hiroshima when I say that we, too, want to live in peace and friendship with your great country. Let us work in close cooperation for the banning of such dreadful weapon that undermine humanity. Let us call out jointly to our friends all over the world to unite our efforts for an effective international control of all atomic energy, so that its use will be restricted to peaceful purposes. You have our very best wishes for every success in your commendable gathering. Yours very sincerely, T. Watanabe". The letter originated from the estate of the Toronto journalist Ray Gardner (1919-1997), then the chairman of the Peace Council.

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Typed letter (266 x 202 mm).


Short splits along the original folds, slight general handling creasing; in good condition.


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