Hiroshima had a profound effect upon me.
Could anything justify the extermination of civilians on such a scale?
As in all his subsequent dealings with France, Ho Chi Minh's demands were a model of modesty.
Vietnamese must be made to feel that they are racial inferiors with no right to national identity.
Ho joined the French socialist party, the first Vietnamese to be a member of a French political party.
The police chief of Hiroshima welcomed me eagerly as the first Allied correspondent to reach the city.
My anger with the US was not at first, that they had used that weapon - although that anger came later.
Hiroshima does not look like a bombed city. It looks as if a monster steamroller had passed over it and squashed it out of existence.
France turned a deaf ear to the demands, but Ho had succeeded in attracting great publicity in progressive French circles to the situation in Indochina.
My emotional and intellectual response to Hiroshima was that the question of the social responsibility of a journalist was posed with greater urgency than ever.