Absolutely loved this! Where do I start? The cover is eye-catching but somewhat erery… the barbed wire serial and being based on a true story I was definitely wanting more…
I found the book a nice size and the font was easy to read.
Having read a lot of war literature for my A Level, reading books such as Letters from a lost generation by Vera Britton (which is one of my all time favourite books ever) I think I was expecting a lot from this and it definitely lived up to my expectations, it was (at times) a harrowing experience but captivating…
Highly recommended ⭐⭐⭐⭐
December 1941. Jack Frith left his family and his life to go to war like so many others, uncertain whether he would come home. Whilst in a convoy bound for the Middle East the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour, triggering Allied entry into the Pacific War. Hastily regrouped and ordered to the Far East, the now ill-equipped convoy peeled off for Java and elsewhere. Slipping the moorings, Jack could not have known that years of captivity and brutality, starvation and forced labour, and yet worse, awaited him.
This is no cry for revenge but justice, laying bare actions and exposing inaction, demanding long overdue apologies and uncovering past atrocities. It is also a moment of reflection on the forgotten armies of the Far East, in remembering each subsequent generation owes a great unpaid debt of gratitude to those who gave so much for our present freedom. The price of that freedom was by no means free.
Information about the Book
Title: Unwritten Letters to Spring Street
Author: Jacquelyn Frith
Release Date: 30th July 2020
Page Count: 474
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unwritten-Letters-
Jacquelyn Frith is a postgraduate archaeologist and writer previously specialising in medieval metallurgy and scientific finds analysis, and although she has written many papers, articles and an MPhil thesis, this is her first actual book.
She begins PhD study on the International War Crimes Tribunals in the Far East 1945-1949, and the memorialisation of British Far East Prisoners of War from Java and Ambon: Suez Maru case study, in the autumn. She has also begun her second book, on the so-named ‘D-Day Dodgers’ of Salerno, which may also take ten years to complete.