Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison, the Women Who Fought for Them, and the One Who Never Returned

Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison, the Women Who Fought for Them, and the One Who Never Returned

Alvin Townley


in the course of the Vietnam struggle, enormous quantities of yank prisoners-of-war confronted years of brutal stipulations and terrible torture by the hands of North Vietnamese guards and interrogators who ruthlessly plied them for army intelligence and propaganda. decided to take care of their Code of behavior, the POWs constructed a robust underground resistance. To quash it, their captors singled out its 11 leaders, Vietnam's personal "dirty dozen," and banished them to an remoted prison that might develop into referred to as Alcatraz. None would go away its solitary cells and interrogation rooms unscathed; one might by no means return.

As those 11 males suffered in Hanoi, their better halves at domestic introduced a rare crusade that may finally spark the national POW/MIA stream. The contributors of those army households banded jointly and confirmed the braveness not to merely suffer years of doubt in regards to the destiny in their husbands and fathers, yet to bravely struggle for his or her secure go back. whilst the survivors of Alcatraz eventually got here domestic, one might cross directly to obtain the Medal of Honor, one other could turn into a U.S. Senator, and a 3rd nonetheless serves within the U.S. Congress.

A strong tale of survival and triumph, Alvin Townley's Defiant will encourage someone brooding about how braveness, religion, and brotherhood can undergo even within the darkest of occasions.

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