Could not put down. Having read many books on early WW 11 this was still a outstanding text. The insight into what our men suffered at the hands of the Japs is to this day a hidden secret. To me the men who outlasted the pain endured by them have risen to new heights. We must never forget what took place in January, February,etc of 1942. The book took on new meaning as it gave insight into the men who lived to tell the untold history of just how bad they were treated.