The battle of Saipan pitted US Marines and soldiers against the island's Japanese defenders in one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific War.
This is the trailer for a short story written by a US Marine, in which 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.
This contains author's notes that highlight the historical and fictional influences that drove the story.
I hope you enjoy the story, and thank you for supporting independent, self-published literature. Your candid reviews, Tweets, blog posts, Facebook sharing and recommendations to friends are all greatly appreciated!
Edward H. Carpenter