Lomax, Eric The Railway Man

ISBN 13: 9780745166698

The Railway Man

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9780745166698: The Railway Man

Eric Lomax was sent to Malaya in 1941 during World War II. Taken prisoner after the fall of Singapore, he was put to work on the Burma-Siam railway. There, he helped build an illicit radio for the prisoners, but the discovery of it brought on two years of torture. Lomax never forgot his Japanese tormentor, and half a century later he found out he was still alive. This unforgettable story describes a life saved from bitterness by an extraordinary will to forgive.

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The story of Eric Lomax, who in 1942 was put to work on the Railway of Death - the Japanese line from Thailand to Burma, which killed 250,000 men. He was brutally tortured when he was discovered building a radio, and 50 years later, he discovered his torturer, a Japanese interpreter, to be alive.

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Eric Lomax, a British army soldier, was captured by the Japanese during the Singapore campaign of 1942. A railroad buff since a child, he took strange pleasure in his work as a POW on the Burma-Siam Railroad, which was later the subject of the film Bridge Over the River Kwai. When his captors discovered his detailed drawings of the railway, he was suspected as a spy and tortured for years. Fifty years later he discovered that the interpreter during his tortures was still alive. The two arranged a meeting and Lomax forgave him. Here is the exciting, moving and truthful account.

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