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on 8 February 2014
I had seen a copy of this book before and I was reminded of it when seeing the Railwayman Film when Patti looked through the book to learn about what Eric had experienced.
Eric Lomax in his book and Ronald in this book in both the words and pictures with the grim statistics of those young men who did not return give more depth to the inscription on the Kohima war cemetary memorial.
"When you go home
Tell them of us and say,
For your tomorrow,
we gave our today."
Harold Atcherley's book Prisoner of Japan also provides detailed background of the time.
Thinking about myself and my children at their age when prisoners I find it hard to grasp how young people in their early twenties found the reserves of strength to survive when isolated from everything else in their previous lives.
Hopefully with these records in pictures and text the awful and sad events described will not be forgotten.