By Bob Jackson
‘There a blue flash followed through a ver y brilliant magnesium-type flare … Then got here a frighteningly loud yet really flat explosion, which was once by way of a blast of scorching air … All this used to be via eerie silence.’
This used to be Cork health care provider Aidan MacCarthy’s description of the atomic bomb explosion above Nagasaki in August 1945, simply over a mile from the place he was once trembling in a makeshift bomb protect within the Mitsubishi POW camp.
At the top of the conflict, a eastern oﬃcer did the unthinkable: he surrendered his samurai sword to MacCarthy, his enemy and previous prisoner.
This is the incredible tale of the wartime adventures of Dr Aidan MacCarthy, who survived the evacuation at Dunkirk, burning planes, sinking ships, jungle battle and appalling privation as a jap prisoner of war.
It is a narrative of survival, forgiveness and humanity at its such a lot admirable.
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