If you want to know how it felt to be a Prisoner of War and held captive by the Japanese, then this book is for you. It is an honestly written book by an ex-soldier many years after his release from the camps. He has had many years to reflect on his time as a prisoner, and to remember over and over the treatment that was dealt out to him and many other soldiers. The book is not written to be sensational....more to be as factual as possible. Excellent read!