VALLEY OF THE SHADOW by Millar Ward M.

VALLEY OF THE SHADOW

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Ward Millar was the third and last of three Air Force pilots captured during the Korean war to make his escape- from the Communists- and his story, which is simply told, is one of stubborn and single-minded determination. Parachuting down in enemy territory, with two broken legs, Millar was picked up by some Chinese soldiers, treated minimally, interrogated at length, and finally taken to a ""hospital"" which was no more than an infirmary. His first escape attempt- crawling on wooden skids- failed; his second, with walking sticks and padded galoshes for shoes, was more successful. He managed to hobble at the rate of a mile a day, lived on raw corn, was gradually weakened by dysentery and hunger, and fell into the hands of Kim- a friendly North Korean who was able to complete his escape and escort him to Seoul.... A modest, matter of fact account- which has (and perhaps needs) no pretensions beyond the bare, spare facts of this experience.

Pub Date: Nov. 4th, 1955
Publisher: David McKay