Forward of Belly of the Beast
"On December 13, 1944 Estel Myers was herded aboard the Japanese prison ship Oryoku Maru with more than 1,600 other American captives. Almost 1,300 of them would be dead by journey's end...."
Japanese atrocities during World War II have been an overlooked fact in many history books. Although thousands of Americans were taken prisoner in the Pacific arena, few survived to tell the tale.