Seventy years ago today (April 23, 1945) 441 prisoners of war (365 British and 76 American) were pushed to their limits on the second day of a forced march by their Japanese captors. As Allied forces approached, the Japanese were intent on shipping their POWs to Japan from a prison in Rangoon, Burma. Because Allied forces blocked shipping lanes to Rangoon, the POWs were subjected to a grueling march to a Japanese Navy vessel waiting at the Gulf of Martaban. One of the POWs was my uncle who had already endured seventeen months of enslavement.
In honor of the heroics of these men, my inspirational novel of an American Airman’s enslavement as a Japanese Prisoner of War continues a seven day Kindle 51% discount special at $1.99 (FREE for Kindle Unlimited). BREAKING LIBERATOR’S SHACKLES http://amazon.com/dp/B00UD6040C, masking history in fiction, provides an accounting of the crew of an American B-24 Bomber, tail number 273312, that went down in a Burma marsh in November of 1944.
What do others think of BREAKING LIBERATOR’S SHACKLES? The following are snippets from reader reviews published on Amazon for this work:
“…I can’t stress enough the stylistic correctness in how this story is told. Subtly and in simple language as such human drama should be told. Well done Terry. Keep writing these marvelous pieces of who we are.” Susan Ward
“This is an excellent story about being a POW in Rangoon. The accounts of day-to-day activities and the treatment of British and American POW’s is superb… …This story is an excellent companion to “Unbroken,” by Laura Hildebrand.” Jeff Dawson
“…Terry Wilson has a knack for writing war novels that keep the relationships of his characters in the forefront. Enjoyable read!” Melissa.
“This is a story of courage, of love and of healing, and I enjoyed it.” Diana Wilder.