Soon to be the basis of a major film for BBC-TV, the autobiography of a World War II British prisoner of war tells of his captivity and torture by Japanese soldiers, one of whom he meets fifty years later.
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Eric Lomax, a British army soldier, was captured by the Japanese during the Singapore campaign of 1942. A railroad buff since a child, he took strange pleasure in his work as a POW on the Burma-Siam Railroad, which was later the subject of the film Bridge Over the River Kwai. When his captors discovered his detailed drawings of the railway, he was suspected as a spy and tortured for years. Fifty years later he discovered that the interpreter during his tortures was still alive. The two arranged a meeting and Lomax forgave him. Here is the exciting, moving and truthful account.From the Inside Flap:
Winner of the 1996 NCR Book Award
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 and Burma. The most disastrous engineering project in history, it 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 radio was discovered and he was 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 fifty 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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Descripción JONATHAN CAPE, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110224041878
Descripción Jonathan Cape Publishing, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. Published In 1995 : 1st. UK Edition : 3rd. Printing : Jonathan Cape Publishing : Overall , A Very Nice Book : Nº de ref. de la librería 7 - 20773
Descripción JONATHAN CAPE, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0224041878
Descripción JONATHAN CAPE, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0224041878