Seven Lives to Repay Our Country
The battle of Saipan pitted US Marines and Allied soldiers against the island's Japanese defenders in one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific War. In this short story written by a US Marine, a pair of Japanese soldiers on Saipan confront the inevitability of defeat in different ways.
This story mixes fact and fiction to examine the nature of humanity in modern warfare. Please note that this is a short story, written as a submission to the Kindle Singles collection, and priced accordingly. It is 9 pages long (approx. 3000 words) and contains author's notes that highlight the historical and fictional influences that drove the story.
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Edward H. Carpenter
- Author: Edward Carpenter
- Publication Date: 2011-06-11
- Product Group: eBooks
- Binding: Kindle Edition, 26 pages
- ASIN: B0055KT73G
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