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... the River Kwai thru the Hellfire pass and I
will tell you more about this
The movie " Bridge over the River Kwai" many may remember. Many think it was based on
real life , but it was fiction.
"The Death Rail way is both a testament to man's capacity for evil and to man's unfailing
tenacity and bravery" Scott Murray
... which passes through hellfire pass but it is in use today. We walked along the track and took some pictures and went in a cave that had a big golden Buddha. There were people lighting incense and praying. They have some tubes made out of bamboo that hold about 16 sticks and you shake them till one falls out. The stick will have a number on it and you read the text with the corresponding number which is on a board next to the praying area. I got lucky number 7! ...
... routes to get supplies of weapons and ammunition between Thailand and Burma and so set about building a railway route connecting these two countries. The planned route involved building railway tracks through difficult terrain including dense jungle and rock. The Japanese needed man power so used allied PoW's and labourers from nearby Asian countries to build the railway ASAP. Kanchanaburi was home to one of the PoW camps where British, ...
... straight out. It felt like I was sitting on a dish brush. His forehead seemed to be cracking and flaking and I had to resist the erg to administer camphor cream to his situation.We got off next to the river after quite a long trek and stopped to have some pineapple and water, as a snack. We were going river rafting next and Edd and I were looking least forward to this as we'd done it before and it was boring.
This time, however, the ...
... WWII, while they were building the Death Railway. He said the Thai government were convinced many years later that the Japanese had left gold in the caves and used dynamite in an effort to find secret, forgotten treasures. They found nothing, but their efforts were still visible. It smelt like musty old trainers and there was bat pooh on the floor. We walked down one of the two entrances and could see hooks and screws in the ceiling: old, rusted and long ...