May 8th marks the ‘Time of Remembrance & Reconciliation for those who lost their lives during the Second World War’. To pay tribute to this international day, I would like to recommend a novel set in WWII:
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan.
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2014, it is a poetic, moving, confronting novel depicting the inhumane conditions, disease, starvation, and torture in the Japanese POW camp on the Burma Death Railway. More than that, it is also a tribute to comradeship.