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Nagasaki University Hospital after A-Bomb - A Song for Nagasaki by Paul Glynn 1990

A Song for Nagasaki by Paul Glynn 1990.

A story about a Japanese atheist, Takashi Nagai, who became a Christian. Nagai, who graduated as a doctor from Nagasaki University in 1932, exemplifies a characteristic of Japanese Christian history, total commitment and even martyrdom. Nagai, who started his Christian pilgrimage in 1930s, saw service in WW2 as a Army Medico. He returned to Nagasaki just in time to see the city destroyed by the A-bomb. Nagai’s wife, Midori was killed and Takashi was affected by radiation poisoning. Nevertheless, he authored numerous publications and led a last pilgrimage before he died in 1950.

A private publication by The Catholic Book Club, Marist Mission Centre, Hunter’s Hill, Sydney. Paperback, 169 pages 1988 rep.1990.

Signed by the author, Paul Glynn, with foreword by Stan Arneil, an Australian soldier and ex POW in the Burma-Thailand railway.

 

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