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The railway man / Eric Lomax.

By: Lomax, Eric [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookLondon : Vintage Books, 2014 ©1995Description: x, 322 pages : 1 map ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780099583844.Subject(s): Lomax, Eric | Burma-Siam Railroad -- History | Prisoners of war -- Great Britain -- Biography | Prisoners of war -- Singapore -- Biography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British | World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscript labor -- Burma | World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscript labor -- ThailandDDC classification: 940.5472595 Summary: During the Second World War Eric Lomax was forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam Railway and was tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio. Left emotionally scarred and unable to form normal relationships, Lomax suffered for years until, with the help of his wife, Patti Lomax, and of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, he came terms with what happened. Fifty years after the terrible events, he was able to meet one of his tormentors. The Railway Man is a story of innocence betrayed, and of survival and courage in the face of horror.
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During the Second World War Eric Lomax was forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam Railway and was tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio.Left emotionally scarred and unable to form normal relationships, Lomax suffered for years until, with the help of his wife, Patti Lomax, and of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, he came terms with what happened. Fifty years after the terrible events, he was able to meet one of his tormentors. The Railway Man is a story of innocence betrayed, and of survival and courage in the face of horror.

First published in Great Britain in 1995 by Jonathan Cape.

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During the Second World War Eric Lomax was forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam Railway and was tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio. Left emotionally scarred and unable to form normal relationships, Lomax suffered for years until, with the help of his wife, Patti Lomax, and of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, he came terms with what happened. Fifty years after the terrible events, he was able to meet one of his tormentors. The Railway Man is a story of innocence betrayed, and of survival and courage in the face of horror.

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