Valley Of The Shadow: An Account Of American POWs Of The Japanese

Title: Valley Of The Shadow: An Account Of American POWs Of The Japanese

Author: Colonel Nicoll F. Galbraith,    

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Publisher: XlibrisUS

 ISBN: Hardcover 978-1-9845-3591-7

              Softcover 978-1-9845-3592-4

             eBook 978-1-9845-3593-1

Pages: 546

Genre: Non-Fiction

You have perhaps heard of stories about the military when they are overseas for missions, and heard about prisoners of war. The stories are often told of brave men and women who defended the country in combat against armies from other nations. There is also the unfortunate side where soldiers get killed on the battlefield and others captured by the enemy. “Valley Of The Shadow: An Account Of American POWs  Of The Japanese” gives a detailed account of such events, telling passionate stories of soldiers and their role in national matters.

I loved that the book starts with a psalm verse from the King James version bible. This verse is significant in that, the person saying or praying through the psalm is assured that the Lord will not leave him, and will protect him during the tough times. This is important considering the stories being told later in the book are those which involve battles and wars.

The book tells the story of Colonel Nick Galbraitha, fellow prisoners of wars and their Japanese captors. Every prisoner of war has his own tale. I loved how Nick arranged his story. He explained the influence of religion vis a vis being in captivity, the orders of battle, personal discipline, shortcomings and the diet. Each prisoner of war had to devise a way of surviving. The period between their capture and rescue was dark. With just a little hope to hold on, the prisoners of war endured the most extreme situations. The Japanese were not kind to the Americans.

For three and a half years, these soldiers had limited freedom. Their stories were told in a personal way, that all I could feel throughout was empathy. The accounts of the soldiers evoke emotions, and one can’t help but feel sad for what had happened to them.

As much as the stories told were sad, there are a few things one can learn from the book. One thing is that hope enables man to live more. With a little faith and spirit of persevering, one can break from whichever chains they are locked in. The other thing is love for the country. The book enabled me to see how much work soldiers put in just to protect the country. They are prone to a lot of dangers when working from outside the country, but they still keep pushing because of the love for the country. It is a good thing to be patriotic.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves reading war stories and wants to read a book with detailed events. The writer did a fantastic job of compiling all the stories, as I enjoyed reading about each soldier. This book is a great read and should make it to everyone’s to-be-read list

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