By Alvin Townley
During the Vietnam struggle, thousands of yank prisoners-of-war confronted years of brutal stipulations and bad torture by the hands of North Vietnamese guards and interrogators who ruthlessly plied them for army intelligence and propaganda. decided to take care of their Code of behavior, the POWs built a robust underground resistance. To quash it, their captors singled out its 11 leaders, Vietnam’s personal “dirty dozen,” and banished them to an remoted reformatory that will develop into often called Alcatraz. None would depart its solitary cells and interrogation rooms unscathed; one might by no means return.
As those 11 males suffered in Hanoi, their better halves at domestic introduced a rare crusade that will eventually spark the national POW/MIA circulate. The contributors of those army households banded jointly and confirmed the braveness not just to endure years of doubt in regards to the destiny in their husbands and fathers, yet to bravely struggle for his or her secure go back. while the survivors of Alcatraz ultimately got here domestic, one veteran would pass directly to obtain the Medal of Honor, one other could develop into a U.S. Senator, and a 3rd nonetheless serves within the U.S. Congress.
A robust tale of survival and triumph, Alvin Townley's Defiant will motivate someone pondering how braveness, religion, and brotherhood can suffer even within the darkest of situations.