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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Biography
RELEASED
2009
October 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SIZE
2.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Fudmuncher.ged ,

Powerful and moving

A good insight for me regarding my Grandfather who was in the Far East during the war. He spoke only once about the Japanese who killed his best friend in front of him. He escaped with a shot knee. Wish I knew more. This book has inspired me to try find out more.

Roamer128 ,

Ms Dean

Very good indeed

BTurk84 ,

Tough at the start...

I found it incredibly slow to get going - granted though I’m not a train enthusiast. But was riveting later on.

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