The provincial town of Kanchanaburi is an ideal base from which to explore Thailand's wild west. Today the town is busy and alive but the WWII memorials and museums are a reminder of darker times. Japanese forces used Allied prisoners of war (POWs) and conscripted Southeast Asian labourers to build a rail route to Myanmar... Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thailand/kanchanaburi-province/kanchanaburi#ixzz3dKyU83Ys

Thai-Burma Railway, Kanchanaburi, Thailand - have been here - amazing place

Bridge on the River Kwai - tourist plaza.JPG

The Pope’s Pickle in Burma ~ His hyper-ecumenism puts him between Buddhists and Muslims

Burma Railway - Wikipedia

Burma Railway - Wikipedia

Burma Railway - Wikipedia

Death Railway - Burma Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Burma Railway: British POW breaks silence over horrors - Telegraph

Burma Railway: British POW breaks silence over horrors

On the anniversary of the completion of the 'Death Railway', a British prisoner of war, now speaks for the first time about the 'appalling' conditions he worked in.

'Weary' Dunlop and the Burma Railway | australia.gov.au

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Burma Railway: British POW breaks silence over horrors. (the narrow road to the deep north)

Burma Railway: British POW breaks silence over horrors

Burma Railway: British POW breaks silence over horrors - Telegraph

River Mae Klong bridge, Burma, 1943  About 180,000 Asian civilian laborers and 60,000 Allied POWs worked on the railway. Of these, around 90,000 Asian laborers and 12,399 Allied POWs died as a direct result. The dead POWs included 6,318 Brits, 2,815 Australians, 2,490 Dutch, about 356 Americans, and about 20 POWs from other British Commonwealth countries (the Indian Empire, New Zealand and Canada).

The Bridge over the River Kwai as a Amazing Tourist Attraction - The Kwai River Bridge or the death railway trip as in is known in the world,is a Thailand's historical tourist attractionthat was built during the World War II.

Japanese Forces - Burma Railway - "Bridge on the River Kwai".

World War 2 Photos - Japanese Forces -Burma Railway - "Bridge on the River Kwai".

Our World: the Burma Railway. Australia prisoners of war in Changi Jail, Singapore

It depicts what they had to endure. Our World: the Burma Railway. Australia prisoners of war in Changi Jail, Singapore

Australian prisoners of war carry heavy wooden sleepers in the construction of the Burma Railway, near Thanbyuzayat, 1943.

Prisoners of war carrying railway sleepers in Burma, around forty kilometres south of Thanbyuzayat sometime in The Thai–Burma railway

The Burma Railway, also known also as the Death Railway, the Thailand-Burma Railway and similar names, is a 415 km (258 mile) railway between Bangkok, Thailand and Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar), built by the Empire of Japan during World War II, to support its forces in the Burma campaign.Forced labour was used in its construction. About 200,000 Asian labourers and 60,000 Allied prisoners of war (POWs) worked on the railway. Of these, around 100,000 Asian labourers and 16,000 Allied POWs died…

The Burma Railway, also known also as the Death Railway, the Thailand-Burma…

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