POW 921 book re-visits the Battle of Singapore
Certain to provoke British and Japanese Governments
On January 10, 2011, BookPal publishing announced the release of POW 921, the captivating true story about Colin Taylor, a young man from the Australian Outback sent to Singapore with the Australian Imperial Forces to battle the Japanese in 1941.
Although BookPal has gone out of business, Mike’s book is still available through Amazon Books here: https://www.amazon.com.au/s?k=pow+921&ref=nb_sb_noss
POW 921 unveils a new perspective on the Battle of Singapore, an event that many historians agree has not been adequately documented, and some say, even repressed by both the Japanese and British governments.
Beyond its controversial historic observations, POW 921 follows Colin as an imprisoned slave under Japanese rule, shipped from Singapore to the infamous Burma Railway, and later to the Mitsui coal mines on Kyushu Island where he witnessed the Nagasaki Bomb.
“POW 921 is a story about one man’s courage in the face of incredible odds, and his determination to survive – while urging readers to remember that the price of peace is eternal vigilance,” — Mike Holt.
Mike has been writing for most of his life. POW 921 is his first full length novel. He has also written hundreds of short stories, interviews, technical reports, and he wrote a newspaper column for the Bangkok Post Database newspaper supplement for several years. Mike lived in Thailand for 30 years and he has walked along the rail line far into the jungle where he personally saw how difficult it was for the POW’s to survive.
Based on interviews with two survivors of this terrible period in history, Mike also did extensive research on World War 2, unearthing little known facts that will educate and astound the reader. As well, this powerful book will take reader deep into the thoughts and suffering of our brave Australian soldiers.
POW 921, is a moving, and sometimes harrowing tribute to the Australian, British, Indian, and American soldiers who fought bravely and suffered so much for the freedom we all enjoy today.
Read the first interview about the book. Lots of great photos, and a deep insight into the book, how it was written, and the people involved.
The interview was conducted by Steve Weldon of Bangkok Images. Steve supplied the front cover image for POW 921, so it was fitting that he should also be the first tell us more about this amazing book.