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By Robert H Miller

"This is the striking tale of my father, Herbert Henry Miller, who was once drafted into the military in August 1942." So starts off this e-book approximately a normal guy thrust into amazing situations in the course of international conflict II. the author is Herbert Miller's son, Robert, who used to be surprised to find his father's pink go struggle diary in the back of a drawer within the weeks following his 1994 demise. The diary were created via the YMCA and disbursed during the pink move to all American POWs as they have been getting into prisoner of struggle camps. Many infantrymen, understandably, threw them away. yet Herbert Miller selected to maintain his. The diary used to be filled packed with his goals for survival and of the demise and destruction he had witnessed as a soldier and a POW. in addition to the textual content, he had scribbled a few drawings to assist him trap his real emotions. The diary additionally incorporated a photograph of Heinz, the principled Nazi safeguard who shaped an in depth bond with Herbert and eased his merciless life within the hellhole often called Stalag VIIA. discovering his father's magazine turned the catalyst for Robert Miller to benefit extra approximately his father and approximately his father's conflict. He spent hours interviewing his mom, the single one who knew of her husband's nightmares and understood that he suffered from life-long post-traumatic rigidity affliction. Robert additionally traveled all through Europe and the United States interviewing global battle II survivors and their households and digging into information. the ultimate results of his 3 years of extensive study is that this gripping and heartrending tale that sheds wanted gentle on matters that stay on the leading edge of our public discourse this present day: the torture and remedy of POWS and the excessive mental fee to person squaddies of going to war.

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