Dr Aidan McCarthy-Rescued from Dunkirk -Survived the Nagasaki bomb.

“Aidan MacCarthy was one of a handful of people who survived the two events that mark the beginning and end of the Second World War,” said Jackson, a lecturer in creative media at the Institute of Technology, Tralee. Air Commodore Joseph Aidan MacCarthy OBE, GM (1914–1995) was an Irish doctor of the Royal Air Force who showed great courage, resourcefulness andContinue reading “Dr Aidan McCarthy-Rescued from Dunkirk -Survived the Nagasaki bomb.”

Dunkirk

The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, France, between 26 May and 4 June 1940, during World War II. The operation was decided upon when large numbers of British, French, Belgian, and Canadian troops were cut off and surrounded by the German army during the Battle of France.Continue reading “Dunkirk”

The Le Paradis massacre

The Le Paradis massacre was a war crime committed by members of the 14th Company, SS Division Totenkopf, under the command of Hauptsturmführer Fritz Knöchlein. It took place on 27 May 1940, during the Battle of France, at a time when the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was attempting to retreat through the Pas-de-Calais region duringContinue reading “The Le Paradis massacre”

Charles Herbert Lightoller:Titanic survivor,WWI Hero and rescuer in Dunkirk.

Some people really have lived a life. Charles Herbet Lightoller survived three major dramatice events and lived to tell the tale. Charles Herbert Lightoller (30 March 1874 – 8 December 1952) was the second mate (second officer) on board the RMS Titanic and the most senior officer to survive the Titanic disaster. As an officer in chargeContinue reading “Charles Herbert Lightoller:Titanic survivor,WWI Hero and rescuer in Dunkirk.”