Lomax was commissioned into the Royal Corps of Signals in 1940. He was a Lieutenant when captured, and was promoted Captain after his release. He was mentioned in despatches for his service while in captivity.
John McCarthy, a journalist who was held hostage for five years described Lomax's book as "an extraordinary story of torture and reconciliation".
A sons handshake that helped to heal a generation of hatred; Reconciliation: Eric Lomax meets Osamu Komai at his Berwick home Suffering: The young Eric Lomax, inset, was on the Burma Railway.
Jul 06, 2007; Byline: Nan Spowart THE two men exchanged self-conscious handshakes; although strangers,they shared an extraordinary link of...