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A 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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099481584
Weight: 150 g
Dimensions: 178 x 110 x 18 mm

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“A fantastic true story”

One of the best books I've ever read, Eric Lomax has a truly inspirational story. I will read this book over and over again.

If you're looking to casually learn about the truth of what actually happened to... More

Paperback edition
6th December 2012
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“Redemption in Iron”

It’s no surprise that when Eric Lomax discovered the whereabouts of the man who had watched him being tortured time and again, standing by as the flesh was flailed from his body night after sickening night, he... More

Paperback edition
15th February 2011
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“This is a great book”

This is an astonishing and deeply moving story of life and death at the hands of the Imperial Japanese army. Don’t be put off; this is a very readable book, one that I could not put down. It’s a very human story, you... More

Paperback edition
18th December 2009
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