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The Sword in Castletownbere

Back in October of 2017, I wrote an article titled “From Dunkirk to Nagasaki: The Long War of Dr. Aidan MacCarthy,” about a hero of WWII who…

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Added by Joe Gannon on August 3, 2019 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments


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From Dunkirk to Nagasaki: The Long War of Dr. Aidan MacCarthy



Aidan MacCarthy crouched low in the air raid shelter he and the other prisoners of war had dug themselves. They had seen two American B-29 bombers flying toward the city of Nagasaki before they went into the shelter. A few POWs had stayed outside, though, wanting to see bombs fall on the Japanese for a bit of…

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Added by Joe Gannon on October 13, 2017 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

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