This book is the publication of the life of Tom Henry Wilson, basically in words he dictated in 1990. It describes his life from his earliest days as the son of a London doctor, through his own medical training towards qualifying and starting practice in Eastbourne. His career was interrupted by the beginning of the Second World War, at which time he went to France in February 1940 with the Royal Army Medical Corp, and became a prisoner of war when the field hospital where he was operating was overrun by German forces. He only returned to England in May of 1945 (actually crossing the coast on what became VE Day, May 8) The story of his 5 years as a POW is depicted in the typescript of an interview with staff of the Imperial War Museum. The book's editor, Tom's son Crichton, has added a few notes and corrections, and in particular has added some sections on Tom's life as a surgical consultant after the war in Eastbourne, and about some personal aspects of his life, including his love of tennis.