New PDF release: A Doctor's Sword: How an Irish Doctor Survived War,

By Bob Jackson

‘There a blue flash followed by means of a ver y vivid magnesium-type flare … Then got here a frighteningly loud yet quite flat explosion, which was once via a blast of sizzling air … All this used to be by way of eerie silence.’

This was once Cork surgeon 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 safeguard within the Mitsubishi POW camp.

At the top of the struggle, a jap officer did the unthinkable: he surrendered his samurai sword to MacCarthy, his enemy and previous prisoner.

This is the unbelievable 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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