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    The Railway Man (Paperback) By (author) Eric Lomax


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    DescriptionA naive young man, a radio enthusiast and radio buff, was caught up in the fall of the British Empire at Singapore in 1942. He was put to work on the Railway of Death - the Japanese line from Thailand to Burma. This was the most disastrous engineering project in history, which killed 250,000 Allied prisoners and Thai labourers. Lomax helped to build a radio so that he and his comrades could follow news of the war. The Japanese discovered the radio and Lomax was exhaustively and brutally tortured. One of his tormentors was a young Japanese interpreter; Lomax never forgot him. Despite an outwardly successful life, Lomax was emotionally ruined by his experiences and could never share them with anyone. Almost 50 years after the war, his life was changed by the discovery that his interrogator, the Japanese interpreter, was still alive. This is the story of a tragic life and a transformed old age.

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    The Railway Man
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eric Lomax
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 150 g
    ISBN 13: 9780099481584
    ISBN 10: 0099481588

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, BG, HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, BGA, BTM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPJ
    BIC subject category V2: JWXR, HBW
    DC22: 940.547252092
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1FPJ
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    05 May 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Eric Lomax was born in 1919. He now lives in Berwick-upon-Tweed.
    Review quote
    "'An extraordinary story of torture and reconciliation - I turned the last page weeping tears of sorrow, pride and gratitude' John McCarthy"