"An excellent well written story. Could not put it down. Love WW2 books and this was the best I've read for a long while." David George
“Superb thriller. I downloaded this book because of the five star review it got and because I love WWII films and books. The book starts in the modern day but soon goes back to WWII and sets up an interesting character who escapes Jersey before the island is occupied by the Nazis. I didn’t know where the story was going and it really zipped along once the main mission started. Lots of action and intrigue. Loved it and well worth a read.” Leroy Parker
“A great tale of WW2 daring, intrigue and heroism told in a gripping way. Well researched and I’m sure based on detailed gleaned from true stories of the people who risked their lives to help other. Recommend.” FS.Ed
“Captivating from beginning to end. A thoroughly enjoyable read. Full of intrigue and some shocks along the way. Historical wartime descriptions are incredibly accurate and deftly pull you into the story. It’s almost as if you’re there. Looking forward to the next one by Mr Kilkade.” H. Jones
"I have a strong interest in stories of the Second World War, and once I began to read Farewell Leicester Square, I could not put it down. The characters simply leapt from the page and the suspense and tension gripped me. I even found myself holding my breath at various points when a character was in a dangerous situation. This book is historically authentic and clearly was very well researched. I look forward to Jon Kilkade's next book!" Gillian Mawson
"What seems to be be the climax of the plot is fine but the real climax comes a bit later where the reader would expect a gentle clearing up after the action. This is not a long section by any means but it changes everything and offers a nasty little twist that is was satisfying to me as a reader." Paul Thompson
"This book starts with an intrigue and in the present time but quickly moves back to WWII and a different perspective, that of the Channel Islands, the only part of the UK to be occupied by the Nazis during WWII. It quickly pulled me in and was full of pathos, well told and a story that flowed well with some twists and turns that took me off track but I pulled myself back quickly." Paul Smith
“Superb. I loved this novel for so many reasons – believable characters, excellent research and an exciting plotline. I was caught in the storytellers trap from beginning to end. If you like history and true to life characters and a smashing plot, this is the book for you.” JacLaw
“A good enjoyable read. Kept me captivated from start to finish. Would recommend to anyone who would like a good story.” Suki
“Excellent thriller. It’s well researched – lots of stuff about SOE and the resistance. It’s got a fast plot and lots of action and builds to a very exciting climax over London. I loved it.” MJ Magill
"Loved the way the threads came together." MJ Coombs
2 thoughts on “WW2: The Japanese surrender”
I can not fathom how the men felt reading these!!
My feeling is you have had the Japanese characters translated but it says 連合軍捕虜 (Rengougunhoryou) or Allied Prisoners. Note the Japanese characters were written by a “regular” US Army Japanese-American soldier, or Nisei. His writing skills are rudimentary, like a child’s printing.