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The Railway Man

Author: Eric Lomax

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ISBN: 0099597551

Category: Burma-Siam Railroad

Page: 336

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This is the story of innocence betrayed, of passion and curiosity about the world of machines turned nightmarish and punished by the cruelty of which only humans are capable. It is also a story of survival and courage. Eric Lomax was tortured by the Japanese on the Burma-Siam Railway. Fifty years later he met one of his tormentors.
The Railway Man
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Eric Lomax
Categories: Burma-Siam Railroad
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-01 - Publisher:

This is the story of innocence betrayed, of passion and curiosity about the world of machines turned nightmarish and punished by the cruelty of which only humans are capable. It is also a story of survival and courage. Eric Lomax was tortured by the Japanese on the Burma-Siam Railway. Fifty
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Language: en
Pages: 192
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Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-13 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

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Language: en
Pages:
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Categories: History
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Language: en
Pages: 208
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Categories: History
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Language: en
Pages: 207
Authors: Harold B. Birch
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: AuthorHouse

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