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A doctor's sword

by Bob Jackson | 12 May 2017
Paperback
Category: Great Life Stories
Synopsis
'There followed a blue flash accompanied by a ver y bright magnesium-type flare . Then came a frighteningly loud but rather flat explosion, which was followed by a blast of hot air . All this was followed by eerie silence.' This was Cork doctor Aidan MacCarthy's description of the atomic bomb explosion above Nagasaki in August 1945, just over a mile from where he was trembling in a makeshift bomb shelter in the Mitsubishi POW camp. At the end of the war, a Japanese o?cer did the unthinkable: he surrendered his samurai sword to MacCarthy, his enemy and former prisoner. This is the astonishing story of the wartime adventures of Dr Aidan MacCarthy, who survived the evacuation at Dunkirk, burning planes, sinking ships, jungle warfare and appalling privation as a Japanese prisoner of war. It is a story of survival, forgiveness and humanity at its most admirable.
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Synopsis
'There followed a blue flash accompanied by a ver y bright magnesium-type flare . Then came a frighteningly loud but rather flat explosion, which was followed by a blast of hot air . All this was followed by eerie silence.' This was Cork doctor Aidan MacCarthy's description of the atomic bomb explosion above Nagasaki in August 1945, just over a mile from where he was trembling in a makeshift bomb shelter in the Mitsubishi POW camp. At the end of the war, a Japanese o?cer did the unthinkable: he surrendered his samurai sword to MacCarthy, his enemy and former prisoner. This is the astonishing story of the wartime adventures of Dr Aidan MacCarthy, who survived the evacuation at Dunkirk, burning planes, sinking ships, jungle warfare and appalling privation as a Japanese prisoner of war. It is a story of survival, forgiveness and humanity at its most admirable.
€14.99
44 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9781848893207
Format - Paperback
Publisher -
Published - 12/05/2017
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, History Books, Military History, Book LP, Great Life Stories
No. of Pages - 294
Weight - 326
Edition - New edition
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 20
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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