By Bob Jackson
‘There a blue flash followed by way of a ver y vibrant magnesium-type flare … Then got here a frighteningly loud yet fairly flat explosion, which used to be via a blast of sizzling air … All this was once via eerie silence.’
This was once Cork physician 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 shield within the Mitsubishi POW camp.
At the tip of the conflict, a eastern oﬃcer did the unthinkable: he surrendered his samurai sword to MacCarthy, his enemy and previous prisoner.
This is the miraculous 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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