A remarkable story about one man’s journey of survival throughout World War II. Dr. Aidan MacCarthy, whose Second World War escapades we like something out of Boy’s Own annual. A Clongowes boy, he graduated from medicine at UCC and, unable to find work, Headed to London, Where he joined the RAF. He Served at Dunkirk and later became a prisoner of war in Nagasaki, where after months of harrowing captivity, he was digging his own grave when the sirens went off and he was ordered to a shelter. He was the only Irish Man to survive the atomic bombing of the city.
This remarkable story is told through animation, archive of the time and audio and interviews with his two daughters Nicola and Adrienne. “The tightly edited, creatively produced film made it powerfully real.” The Irish Time Weekend review.