A very touching insight into the minds of a few Japanese soldiers during their suicide mission on the pacific Islands in World War II. Following a small group of men as they realise that they are not going to make it home we learn how they deal with their fate. This is a very dark story covering a topic that most of us (well me anyway)like to ignore, pretend never happened, because the reality is so disturbing and heart breaking that it’s easier not to think about.
Seven lives to repay our Country is an easy to read short story and shows us once again that Edward H Carpenter is a very talented and able writer with a wide vocabulary. His own personal experiences and information gathered from his fathers time as a WWII pilot enables him to put an authenticity to this disturbing tale.
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