Posted on September 6, 2011 - by mira
Part of the so-called Death Railway in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, seen here to the left of the river. The Japanese army had conquered much of Southeast Asia during World War II, including Thailand. After taking over Burma, the Japanese needed to extend their supply lines and so explored the idea of building a railway through this terrain. But how to do it in the shortest time possible?
See also: Thailand’s Death Railway Train
See also: Thailand’s Hellfire Pass
Stay tuned this week for daily photos of the heartbreaking story of the Death Railway, Hellfire Pass, the Bridge over the River Kwai, and the fascinating Mon tribe dance and village.
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