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Eric Lomax, a former British prisoner of war who died on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in Berwick-upon-Tweed in northern England, wrote the 1996 memoir “The Railway Man,” a moving tale of wartime torture and forgiveness. (AP Photo/Vintage Books, Joe Payne)

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