The Peers Inquiry report, Dept. of the Army, March 14, 1970, notes “a number of Vietnamese sources alleged that on 16 march 1968 approximately 80-90 noncombatants, including women and children, were killed by US soldiers in My Hoi subhamlet of Co Luy Hamlet, a coastal area of Son My village shown on US maps as ‘My Khe’” (page 7-1). Yet no serious investigation took place and no charges were filed. See the full report at . In 2001, Nick Turse, a graduate student researching post-traumatic stress disorder among Vietnam veterans, came upon the secret records of the Pentagon’s Vietnam War Crimes Working Group and later published his account of the records in Kill Anything That Moves (2013).
Fred Wilcox, author of two in-depth studies on Agent Orange, Waiting for an Army to Die (1983) and Scorched Earth (2011), estimates that some three million Vietnamese, including 500,000 children, suffered from the effects of toxic chemicals in the aftermath of the war. Cam Nghia, in Quang Tri province, was transformed into a literal village of the damned. Film-maker Masako Sakata and her late husband, Vietnam veteran Greg Davis, found dioxin residues from Agent Orange to have caused terrible disabilities and deformities afflicting 158 children out of a population of 5,673 when they visited in 2003.
For older children, Sega Joypolis in Odaiba (Yurikamome monorail to Odaiba Kaihin Koen Station) is a fun theme park for game enthusiasts. General admission is 800 yen for adults and 300 yen for children.
it is a little red-brick town composed of 242 little red-brick houses — all running either this way or that way at right angles — three or four tall red-brick engine-chimneys, a number of very large red-brick workshops, six red houses for officers — one red beer-shop, two red public-houses, and, we are glad to add, a substantial red school-room and a neat stone church, the whole lately built by order of a Railway Board, at a railway station, by a railway contractor, for railway men, railway women, and railway children; in short, the round cast-iron plate over the door of every house, bearing the letters L.N.W.R., is the generic symbol of the town .
goods up,’ on the tender of which lives the ruddy but smutty-faced young fireman to whom she is engaged. The blacksmith as he plies at his anvil, the turner as he works at his lathe, as well as their children at school, listen with pleasure to certain well-known sounds on the rails which tell them of approaching rest.“
broad bore. The construction of the rest of the 126-mile main line was child’s play compared with the grappling with Kilsby Tunnel, in the building of which Robert Stephenson had not a moment free from anxiety due to striking quicksands and an underground reservoir.”
This account suggests that the townsfolk opposed the line being routed through Northampton, a decision they were later to regret, for they had to await the Northampton Loop, completed in 1875, before they received direct connections to London and Birmingham. Furthermore, had they not opposed the Railway, the immense engineering problems at Kilsby would never have arisen. This version of events possibly originated from Roscoe and Lecount’s railway guide: