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"Death Railway": British POW Recalls Burma Railway Story -


Kanchanaburi, The Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway, the Thailand–Burma Railway and similar names, is a 415 kilometres railway between Bangkok, Thailand, and Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon, Myanmar)


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…


Nightmares remind vet of Burma railway experiences -

An incident on the Burma railway. Reconstruction of a scene witnessed by Colonel Dillon, of the bashing of two British and one Australian prisoners of war by Japanese on the Burma-Thailand railway. Griffin originally volunteered to go to the railway, thinking conditions might be better. He gave up his spot for another man and remained in Changi for his entire captivity. Griffin sought to make records of events and conditions that occurred on the railway from survivor testimony.