Letters: Ancient artefacts the forgotten collateral damage
Wars bring out the worst and the best in people. We read recently how it can bring out the best in the most dark of situations like what happened to Dr Aidan MacCarthy during World War II, when in the RAF in Singapore he, with thousands of others, was captured and held as a prisoner of war for four years in Japanese prisoner of war camps and he survived the second atomic bomb dropped in Japan on Nagasaki.
He saved the life of the Japanese commander and the guards from harm when his final PoW camp was liberated.
His story is told in 'A Doctor's Sword' which was re-released this month for the 70th anniversary of the end of the war.