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Jackson, Bob

A doctor's sword : how an Irish doctor survived war, captivity and the atomic bomb / Bob Jackson. - Cork : The Collins Press, 2016. - 294 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Prologue -- Home -- War in Europe -- Bober Command -- War in the East -- The shadow of the Rising Sun -- oyage to hell -- An unlikely saviour -- A slave in Nagasaki -- Final reserves -- 'The end of the world' -- Liberation -- Post-war life -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- End notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

This is the astonishing story of wartime adventures of Dr Aidan McCarthy, 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.

9781848892866 : (hbk.)


MacCarthy, Aidan, 1913-1995


Surgeons--Ireland--Biography.
Physicians--Ireland--Biography.

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