By Stephen Harding
Within the early hours of July five, 1943, the destroyer USS Strong used to be hit by way of a jap torpedo. The strong weapon broke the destroyer's again, killed dozens of sailors, and sparked raging fires. whereas accompanying ships have been capable of take off so much of Strong's surviving crewmembers, rankings went into the sea because the once-proud warship sank underneath the waves—and a tender officer's harrowing tale of survival began.
Lieutenant Hugh Barr Miller, a prewar soccer celebrity on the collage of Alabama, went into the water because the vessel sank. significantly injured, Miller and a number of other others survived 3 days at sea and at last landed on a Japanese-occupied island. The survivors discovered clean water and some coconuts, yet Miller, struggling with inner accidents and believing he was once at the verge of dying, ordered the others to head on with out him. They reluctantly did so, believing, as Miller did, that he will be lifeless inside hours.
But Miller didn't die, and his wellbeing and fitness enhanced sufficient for him to start trying to find nutrients. He additionally came upon the enemy—Japanese forces patrolling the island. Miller was resolute to outlive, and so introduced a one-man battle opposed to the island's occupiers.
Based on legitimate American and eastern histories, own memoirs, and the author's particular interviews with the various story's key contributors, The Castaway's War is a rousing tale of naval strive against, bravery, and resolution.