The Railway Man

This a story of survival and of courage. Eric Lomax was tortured by the Japanese on the Burma-Siam railway. Fifty years later he met one his tormentors.

Author: Eric Lomax

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN: 9780099582311

Category: Burma-Siam Railroad

Page: 276

View: 899

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING COLIN FIRTH, NICOLE KIDMAN AND JEREMY IRVINE 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 and the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, he came to terms with what had happened and, fifty years after the terrible events, was able to meet one of his tormentors. The Railway Man is an incredible story of innocence betrayed, and of survival and courage in the face of horror. Winner of the Waterstones Esquire Award for Non-Fiction, the JR Ackerley Prize and the NCR Book Award.

The Railway Man

A World War II veteran recalls his capture by the Japanese, the torture he endured, his work on the infamous Burma-Siam railroad--a project that claimed the lives of 250,000 men--and, fifty years later, his reconciliation with Nagase ...

Author: Eric Lomax

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780345406682

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 164

In 1942 Lomax was caught up in the fall of the British Empire, & tortured by the Japanese. Many years after the war, his life was changed by the discovery that his interrogator was still alive - their reconciliation is the culmination of this unusual story.






Giff the Railway Man

Brief biography of foundation member of St George Historical Society Inc, NSW, Australia

Author: Olga O. Sedneva

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780909878115

Category: Historians

Page: 11

View: 744

Brief biography of foundation member of St George Historical Society Inc, NSW, Australia

The Railway Man and His Children Vol 1 of 3 Classic Reprint

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Oliphant

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780243990542

Category:

Page: 292

View: 311

Excerpt from The Railway Man and His Children, Vol. 1 of 3 Rowland, he said, is one of the best fellows in the world. He does not shine perhaps among ladies, but he's good fun when he likes, and a capital companion. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Railway Man and His Children

This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by Heinemann and Balestier, 1892, Leipzig

Author: Margaret Oliphant

Publisher: Elibron Classics

ISBN: 1402190913

Category:

Page: 390

View: 836

This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by Heinemann and Balestier, 1892, Leipzig

India S Railway Man

Respected, loved and equally hated, this book covers the amazing story of one man-his perseverance, beliefs, and public and private battles. India's Railway Man: A Biography of E. Sreedharan is a tribute to this extraordinary man.

Author: Rajendra B. Aklekar

Publisher: Rupa Publications

ISBN: 9788129145215

Category: Art

Page: 264

View: 747

Sreedharan's expertise and foresight-on behalf of those not as richly blessed as he was-ensured that political will was converted into a multipurpose railway project. The [Chithoni railway link] bridge was completed eleven weeks ahead of schedule and proved to be helpful to one and all. Two key railway projects changed the way India travels by train-the 760-km stretch of Konkan Railway and the Delhi Metro. Both the projects were up and running in seven years flat and the man in charge was Dr Elattuvalapil Sreedharan, popularly known as the Railway Man. He has been hailed as the messiah of new-age infrastructure projects and his success stories have become railway engineering benchmark. Respected, loved and equally hated, this book covers the amazing story of one man-his perseverance, beliefs, and public and private battles. India's Railway Man: A Biography of E. Sreedharan is a tribute to this extraordinary man.

The Railway Age

Pawnee , Neb . , has only 20 railway men within its borders , but 18 of these are
members of the sound money club there . A Railway Men's Sound Money Club
was organizerl in Saginaw , Mich . , October 24 , with 250 charter members .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Railroads

Page:

View: 692


Burma Railway Man

Two Japanese engineering regiments totalling 12,000 men controlled the
construction, often with extreme brutality and, at best, indifference to the plight of
their unwilling workers. At any cost, the railway had to be completed in the time-
span ...

Author: Charles Steel

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473826608

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 852

Charles Steel took part in two military disasters - the Fall of France and the Dunkirk evacuation, and the Fall of Singapore. Shortly before the latter, he married Louise. Within days of being captured by the Japanese, he began writing a weekly letter to his new bride as means of keeping in touch with her in his mind, for the Japanese forbade all writing of letters and diaries. By the time he was liberated 3 1/2 years later, he had written and hidden some 180 letters, to which were added a further 20 post-liberation letters. Part love-letter, part diary these unique letters intended for Louise's eyes only describe the horror of working as a slave on the Burma - Siam Railway and, in particular, the construction of the famous Bridge over the River Kwai. It is also an uplifting account of how man can rise above adversity and even secretly get back at his captors by means of 'creative accounting'!. Now, we can share the appalling and inspiring experiences of this remarkable man.

The Railway Station Man

Helen has retreated to the remote north-west coast of Ireland to paint the sea and the shore, and to be alone with her past.

Author: Jennifer Johnston

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472226003

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 204

Helen has retreated to the remote north-west coast of Ireland to paint the sea and the shore, and to be alone with her past. English war hero Roger Hawthorne has settled in the neglected railway station house nearby. Mutilated and sick at heart, with the help of a young lad he has begun painstakingly to restore the derelict branch line station. Soon Roger and Helen form a bond which, over gramophone music, dancing and champagne, deepens into love. But Helen, enjoying her first taste of happiness in years, is to learn just how brutally fleeting it can be.

The Railway News

A man benefits to the members , payments to delegates , payments to gets the
ear of the House of Commons not ... of outside importance , Surely no body of
men ever possessed a more powerful and affecting the great railway industry ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Finance

Page:

View: 180


Railway Pamphlets

RAILWAY MEN IN POLITICS . 87 in the open market . Its appointees were
selected purely upon their qualifications for the service . Its promotions came only
from merit , and all pressure of every kind upon the political action of the
employees ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Railroads

Page: 76

View: 921


Railway Signal

Ninety per cent . of the Railway - men of England were teetotallers . There were
260 branches in the United Kingdom , to reach 390 , 000 Railway - men , which ,
with their wives and families , amounted to over 1 , 000 , 000 souls . In England ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Railroads

Page:

View: 260


The Railway News

when theirs was the only staff which appeared to keep its head . It was decided
with considerable enthusiasm to form the Association . FURTHER
ORGANISATION OF NON - UNION MEN . On Wednesday a meeting of railway
workers of all ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Finance

Page:

View: 287


The Railway Engineer

One of these cars breaks down at a point probably adjacent to their works ; the
car repair men do not know that it is to the ... If you question the average railway
man regarding the department you will find , in his opinion , that the general ...

Author: Lawrence Saunders

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Engineering

Page:

View: 215