A true story told as it happened by a prisoner of war of the Japanese during W.W.II. This is a descriptive and illustrated book of one person determined to survive the most grueling time of his life. Nothing is exaggerated or played down. All stories are true and described just how Charles Balaza witnessed them. From the very first chapter to the last, it is written in a way that makes you feel as if you are there and actually part of the action.It is possible that the hardships of his youth, helped to give him the determination and will to survive the horrendous three and one half years that he was a prisoner of war, or his strong faith in the Lord above? You be the judge.