Victory in Defeat: The Wake Island Defenders in Captivity, 1941-1945
Gregory J. W. Urwin. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2010. 512 pp. Intro. Notes. Bib. Index. $38.95.
Reviewed by Mark Felton
“We had a bond there that’s still going,” remarks one veteran in Gregory Urwin’s brilliant new book. Victory in Defeat demonstrates the bond of comradeship in conquering terrible adversity. As a study in human courage and grim wartime determination, this book is unsurpassed. It is a very accomplished and detailed read.