Author(s): Michiharu Shinya
On the 13th of November 1942, the Japanese Destroyer 'Akatsuki' is sunk off the coast of Guadalcanal. Torpedo officer Michiharu is captured and sent to the Featherston Prisoner-of-War camp in New Zealand. He arrives to a camp of 800 inmates, simmering with discontent. Tensions rise and snap and a riot breaks out. 48 Japanese POWs are killed by gunfire from New Zealand guards. Shinya gives his unique perspective of the events surrounding this notorious piece of New Zealand history. This book gives a rare insight into life in a POW camp as well as the Japanese psyche.
Cover, front page edges stained lower corner