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What famous speech is this quote from?

Asked by PhiNotPi (12677points) July 5th, 2011

I can only remember one line, and it is either:
“The likes of which have never been seen before”
OR
“The likes of which have never been seen on this Earth”

I only have one idea for its origin, the Potsdam Declaration about the destruction of the atomic bomb.

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thorninmud's avatar

This is a press release by the Truman administration following the bombing. It contains this sentence: “If they do not now accept our terms they may expect a rain of ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth.”

blueiiznh's avatar

If they do not now accept our terms, they may expect a rain of ruin from the air the likes of which has never been seen on this earth.”
-Harry S. Truman, August 7 1945

Sixteen hours after the bombing of Hiroshima

marinelife's avatar

It is from Truman’s announcement of the bombing of Hiroshima.

fundevogel's avatar

It’s here as well.

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