From Heaton Norris to Hell!
Ninety year old Arthur Lane recounts his life. From his childhood upbringing in Stockport,
to Egypt, Palestine, Singapore and Malaya, then to a living hell in the
Japanese prisoner of war camps as a soldier of the Manchester Regiment.
The author recounts his childhood upbringing in industrial Stockport and tells of the innocence of boys and girls in rags.
Amid the poverty, the strife and tales of tragedy; the social bonding of working class communities in post WWI years shines through.
When the approaching darkness of another war finally consumes him and his
Manchester Regiment comrades, for three and a half years, with no glimmer of hope, these men, and others, would endure a LIVING HELL!
Arthur Lane’s past is a shadow which haunts him.
There are not many who survived, there are not many who could.
Somewhere in the darkness a light burned inside of them all.
That light was home.