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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.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2371 KB
  • Print Length: 294 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital (6 Oct. 2009)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0036RCVJM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

I found it an excellent read. For such an horrific account of the …

 on 21 August 2017
By GAJ
I came to this book with no prior knowledge of it. I found it an excellent read.For such an horrific account of the horrors suffered by Eric Lomax he would be forgiven for adding emotion to his writing, but there was none. By so doing he made these events so much more thought provoking, and I’m sure he minimised his description of some events. I loved his telling of the last file he was working on before being called up, and finding it untouched after the war nearly 10 years later, exactly as he lad left it. I would recommend this book to anyone.

A wonderful read and an insight into what went on in …

 on 28 November 2017
By Mrs. P. Burges
A man tells his personal experience as a Japanese prisoner of war in Singapore during WW2 including vivid descriptions of torture because he was discovered to note down details of trains. The Japanese had no understanding of train spotting as a hobby at that time. A wonderful read and an insight into what went on in a POW as well as a bit about Singapore and her people.

Truly Moving

 on 13 December 2017
By Mr A.
Most people of an age know the story but Eric Lomax’s account is both moving and emotional in equal measures, leaving the reader asking how he could have survived and how he found the strength to forgive.

Harrowing but true account

One person found this helpful.
 on 12 February 2017
By Rickant
This is an excellent book. I bought it after seeing the film which differs in certain ways. Obviously there is a little artistic licence made in the film.

Inspiring

 on 9 September 2017
By R Hodges
This is a wonderfully written account of the dreadful treatment of POWs in the Far East, and the lifelong suffering endured by survivors. By a series of coincidences the author was able to contact one of his torturers and his account of their meeting 50 years after the end of the war is very moving.

Moving tribute to forgiveness

 on 6 July 2017
By de Sousa
I’m a school teacher who took some Year 6 children to Kanchanaburi as part of a residential trip. I read this following a visit to the ‘death railway’. Such a moving book and testament to the power of forgiveness in a time when we all need to learn about it. Moving and personal, the story grips from the beginning and like a train takes you on one man’s journey from rural Scotland to war torn Burma. Made me reflect on my own petty conflicts in light of such courage!

Real-life redemption. I loved it.

 on 19 April 2017
By Jack Stuart
Real-life redemption. I loved it. This is a terrific story, and not only is it a good story it is true, of a guy who goes back to meet his torturer to ask him why he did it. The real life redemption in this is affecting and I commend the book to you.

The railway man

 on 20 February 2014
By Kindle Customer
I would never have normally read this book as I don’t like to read about the subject of torture and man’s inhumanity to each other. But i was curious about the subject. This well written book was brilliant . It was graffic but true. The life’s journey and physical and mental disorders,and the ending was so moving. I would recommend this book to all readers who are looking for answers to the question of utter misery to forgiveness.

The depth of detail that Eric Lomax writes with is …

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 on 28 January 2017
By Robert Gladwin
The depth of detail that Eric Lomax writes with is captivating, and his story is fascinating. A truly remarkable account of a real hero and his journey of forgiveness. This is a must read book.

The Railway Man

 on 17 February 2014
By Dr. F. H. Williams-Thomas
An excellent read despite the dreadful account of his time as a Japanese POW.
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