By Bob Jackson
‘There a blue flash observed through a ver y vibrant magnesium-type flare … Then got here a frighteningly loud yet relatively flat explosion, which used to be via a blast of sizzling air … All this was once through eerie silence.’
This was once Cork healthcare professional Aidan MacCarthy’s description of the atomic bomb explosion above Nagasaki in August 1945, simply over a mile from the place he used to be 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 fantastic 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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A Doctor's Sword: How an Irish Doctor Survived War, Captivity and the Atomic Bomb by Bob Jackson