Thailand-Burma "Death Railway"
as an aid to moving supplies, after the capture of Thailand
by the Imperial Japanese Army, thousands of allied POW's were
transported from Singapore to begin working on the line, as
well as the famous "Bridge On The
in 1942, the workforce was subject to constant battles against
not only the brutality of their captors but also appalling
living conditions and the constant threat of death and disease.
of the old route are still in use today. Most notably the
section from The Bridge up to Nam Tok station at Sai
Yok National Park.
The most famous section further north towards Burma is "Hellfire
Pass", pounded out through solid rock. Sadly, the
pass has now mostly been reclaimed by the jungle.
along the route from Kanchanaburi are sections and memorials
dedicated to the construction of the railway and the suffering
of the hundreds of thousands of lives it cost!