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The Resource A Doctor's War, Aidan MacCarthy, (electronic resource)

A Doctor's War, Aidan MacCarthy, (electronic resource)

Label
A Doctor's War
Title
A Doctor's War
Statement of responsibility
Aidan MacCarthy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An engrossing memoir of a Royal Air Force doctor's World War II experiences, from surviving Dunkirk to witnessing Nagasaki ( The Irish Times ). As an RAF medical officer, Aidan MacCarthy served in France, survived Dunkirk, and was interned by the Japanese in Java, where his ingenuity helped his fellow prisoners through awful conditions. While en route to Japan in 1944, his ship was torpedoed, sending him into the Pacific. Miraculously, MacCarthy was rescued by a whaling boatonly to be re-interned in Japan. Ironically, it was the dropping of the atomic bomb at Nagasaki that saved his life, though it also meant being an eyewitness to the horror and devastation it caused. Long out of print, this remarkable war memoir was rediscovered during a journey through Ireland by Pete McCarthy, author of McCarthy's Bar , who describes it as jaw-dropping. Written in a straightforward, matter-of-fact tone, this book is marked by the author's ability to keep cool under adversity and by his admirable sense of humor and irony. A wonderful, if chilling work. Publishers Weekly A gripping read. Evening Echo
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
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1913-1995
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MacCarthy, Aidan
Dewey number
940.547252092
Index
no index present
LC call number
D805.I55
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • MacCarthy, Aidan
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
A Doctor's War, Aidan MacCarthy, (electronic resource)
Link
https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAxMDE5LTQ1ODQ4Njk3
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00023595
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (160 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781909808447
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unknown
Other control number
9781909808447
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
Label
A Doctor's War, Aidan MacCarthy, (electronic resource)
Link
https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAxMDE5LTQ1ODQ4Njk3
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00023595
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (160 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781909808447
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
9781909808447
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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