Seventy years ago today (April 24, 1945) following months and years of inhumane treatment, 441 prisoners of war (365 British and 76 American) gained freedom from their Japanese captors. Their Japanese guards fled to avoid the onslaught of rapidly advancing Allied Forces. Left to fend for themselves, these one-time POWs remained in danger as they were subjected to intense friendly fire from British dive bombers. One of the POWs was my uncle who had 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 is available through Kindle for a 51% discount special of $1.99 (FREE for Kindle Unlimited). BREAKING LIBERATOR’S SHACKLES, masking history in fiction, provides an accounting the crew of an American B-24 Bomber, tail number 273312, that went down in a Burma marsh in November of 1944. http://amazon.com/dp/B00UD6040C
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.
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