More than fifty years ago, in 1943, the final spike was driven into the railway linking Rangoon in Burma with Bangkok in (the then) Siam.
The project had taken 15 months to complete and had cost the lives of more than 16,000 prisoners of war - British, Australian, Dutch and American - who had built it as slaves of the Japanese. An estimated 100,000 Chinese, Burmese, Malayans and Indonesians also perished, left to starve in the jungle when their task was done.it is said that one man died for every sleeper on the 300km railway
From Egypt to Palestine to Hell as a prisoner of the Japanese. A first hand account of man's outrageous inhumanity to man.on the very edge of death, wit and humour still played their part - compelling reading.
Hardback - 223 pages - Illustrated - 22cm x 15cm
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