Nagasaki bomb survivor Alistair Urquhart dies aged 97

Nagasaki bomb survivor Alistair Urquhart dies aged 97
 

A former prisoner-of-war who credited the Nagasaki atomic bomb with saving his life has died at the age of 97.
Gordon Highlander Alistair Urquhart said the bomb prevented a Japanese plan to massacre Allied PoWs.
He was blown off his feet by the Nagasaki bomb in 1945. That, and the Hiroshima atomic bomb killed up to 250,000 people, but are credited with hastening the end of World War Two.
Mr Urquhart, from Broughty Ferry, died in a Dundee care home.
His story began when Singapore fell to the Japanese in February 1942.
Serving with the Gordon Highlanders' Second Battalion he had arrived there... read more

 
10 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 32
Source: BBC
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