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Old Oct 11th 2012, 2:55 am
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What a life.... what a man......... words fail me.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obit...ric-Lomax.html
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Old Oct 11th 2012, 4:23 am
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Very sad - it goes to show what the human spirit is capable off
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Old Oct 11th 2012, 4:56 am
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Phenomenal story. First I'd heard of it was yesterday. What a chap.

I particularly like the fact that he met him and didn't forgive him but then met him again and did. Not the usual story of forgiveness but a bit more real.
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Old Oct 11th 2012, 10:01 am
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I read the Railway man not long after it came out and about a year later went to Kanchanaburi. When there I came very close to throwing some japanese tourists into the river for being a bunch of disrespectful twats. As a rule I actually like the japanese but having known survivors who spent time at Kanchanaburi i was incensed by the behaviour of the japanese at what is a very somber place.

anyone and i mean anyone who was a prisoner and especially one who survived is a truly remarkable person, all war is hell but the pow's of the japanese in asia experienced a very particular hell.
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I read the Railway man not long after it came out and about a year later went to Kanchanaburi. When there I came very close to throwing some japanese tourists into the river for being a bunch of disrespectful twats. As a rule I actually like the japanese but having known survivors who spent time at Kanchanaburi i was incensed by the behaviour of the japanese at what is a very somber place.

anyone and i mean anyone who was a prisoner and especially one who survived is a truly remarkable person, all war is hell but the pow's of the japanese in asia experienced a very particular hell.
Do you think the Japanese would be happy if Americans fooled about disrespectfully at the Hiroshima memorial?

What's that? Do I hear a resounding no?
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Do you think the Japanese would be happy if Americans fooled about disrespectfully at the Hiroshima memorial?

What's that? Do I hear a resounding no?
your point being?
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your point being?
Inappropriate Japanese behavior at sombre places. What did you think?
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Old Oct 12th 2012, 12:40 pm
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Inappropriate Japanese behavior at sombre places. What did you think?
in this case certainly at other dont know as ive not seen it but as we are all gaijin its likely.
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Old Oct 14th 2012, 5:59 am
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Inappropriate Japanese behavior at sombre places. What did you think?
State-driven ignorance.
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Would like to see the movie when it comes out. Is it going to be called The Railway Man or something more intriguing? Colin Firth is a good choice.
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This book is a must read. Bastards.

The forgotten highlander by Alistair Urquart.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/0349122571
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