Takashi Nagai – atomic radiation and the suffering of Japan

David Alton

Takashi Nagai The saint of NagasakiTakashi Nagai praying Known affectionately as “the saint of Urakami”, Takashi Nagai died on May 1st, 1951, six years after the atomic bomb fell, on August 9th 1945, on his city of Nagasaki.

A convert to the Catholic faith, Dr.Nagai, came from a family of doctors. He was a physician specialising in radiology. His eye witness account is recorded in “The Bells of Nagasaki” – written while he was dying of leukaemia – and which has never been out of print since it first appeared in 1949.

Takashi Nagai The Bells of Nagasaki2Takashi Nagai The bells of Nagasaki “The Bells of Nagasaki” is a remarkable and unique memoir; the record on one of the most awesome events in human history.

The bombs which fell of Hiroshima and Nagasaki precipitated the atomic age, the nuclear arms race, the surrender of Japan, the end of the Second World War, and the deaths of thousands of men, women and children.

Over the four months…

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