John Lowry overcame the emotional aftermath of captivity to lead a full life. He is now retired and living in South London. About the Editor - Cecil Lowry has encouraged John to record his extraordinary experiences and has edited the transcript. He lives near Stockport. Born in Northern Ireland two and a half years after the end of the war with Japan, Cecil Lowry is the son of Hugh Lowry, who was a private in the East Surrey Regiment and a Far East Prisoner of war from February 1942 until August 1945. Cecil spent his career in Sports management before retiring from his post as Assistant Director of Sport at the University of Manchester in 2002 to concentrate on writing. This is his third book, following successes with No Mercy from the Japanese, A Survivor's account of the Thai/Burma Railway and the Hellships in 2008 and Two Years of Tenko, Life as a 16 year old in a Japanese Prisoner of War Camp in 2015. Cecil lives in Stockport and has two sons and two grandchildren. His two grandchildren are unique in that they have two great grandfathers who were Far East Prisoners of War.