My Life as a POW of the Japanese 1942-1945
⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars
My Life as a POW of the Japanese 1942-1945 is a short story, relating the life of Arthur Charles, who has been a Prisoner of War on Java during World War II. The plot describes his life in Japanese prison camps, which is bleak, but not deprived of humour. Charles chronicled the humiliation, mistreatment, and acts of violence the soldiers experienced. He also portrayed some of his fellow prisoners, especially those who were his tutors in shorthand, chess and law.
The story is fascinating, relating the life of the prisoners chronologically, but without going into detail. I would recommend this work to those interested in history, and especially World War II, or those looking for a short real-life story.