The Railway Man
Series: Vintage War
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 2nd January 2014
Publisher: Random House
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.2 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.25
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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.
About the Author
Eric Lomax was born in 1919. During the Second World War he was captured and tortured by the Japanese Army and forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam railway. He met and forgave his torturer in 1995. He died in October 2012.