A Doctor’s War
The Irish Times Weekend Review As an RAF medical officer, Aidan had served in France, survived Dunkirk, and was plunged into adventures in the Japanese-American arena comparable with those of famous war heroes. Interned by the Japanese in Java, he helped his fellow prisoners with amazing ingenuity in awful conditions. En route back to Japan in 1944, his ship was torpedoed but he was rescued by a whaling boat and re-interned in Japan. His life was literally saved by the dropping of the Nagasaki atom bomb. He was then eyewitness to the horror and devastation it caused. This is an almost incredible account with humour and dignity.
The story is told using interviews, animation, archive and an original score by Erik Gullikson. This remarkable story is told through animation, archive footage & audio and interviews with his two daughters, Nicola and Adrienne. “The tightly edited, creatively produced film made it powerfully real.” The Irish Times Weekend Review