Most first-hand accounts, excellent & harrowing they all tend to be, are not written by professional, experienced writers. This account is by a man who was a journalist, so he tends to make the story that much more 'readable'. Like all FEPoW books, it makes this reader angry & greatly saddened but This one especially angry.
There is a stunning sting in the tail which a bit of follow up research on Google makes the events told all the more astonishing & thought provoking when one reads what happened to one of the main characters post-war.
It adds a little bit more 'meat' to the history of a shocking & unforgivable period