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21st December 1942: Struggle to survive on the Railway of Death There are few images available to illustrate the Japanese POW camps. Here is a drawing from Changi Prison on Singapore by Des Bettany by kind permission of Keith Bettany. See more of Des Bettany’s work at his online exhibition.

DEC 21 1942 Struggle to survive on the Railway of Death H Force leaving for the Burma-Thailand Railway. There are few images available to illustrate the Japanese POW camps. Here is a drawing from.

The REAL Bridge on the River Kwai aka the Death Railway

Hero who sabotaged bridge with termites (Incredible story of heroism alert)

Prisoners of war, in their quarters in an open-sided attap hut in the POW camp (commonly called Kanburi by the Australians). All seem aware that their photograph is being taken secretly, at risk to themselves and the photographer if film or camera were discovered by the Japanese. Many prisoners were brought here from Burma after the Burma-Thailand railway was completed.

Prisoners of war, in their quarters in an open-sided attap hut in the POW camp…

Burma Railway: British POW breaks silence over horrors. (the narrow road to the deep north)

Burma Railway: British POW breaks silence over horrors

Burma Railway: British POW breaks silence over horrors - Telegraph

Eric Lomax "The Railway Man"

Eric Lomax dies at 93; ex-POW's act of forgiveness set stage for memoir 'The Railway Man'

Eric Lomax dies at ex-POW's act of forgiveness set stage for memoir 'The Railway Man'

Changi Prison Museum & Chapel in Singapore

See 83 photos from 807 visitors about audio. "This place is dedicated to the heroes who died in Singapore in World War II.

Firefighters fighting a blaze in Kajaani during the Winter War    photo credit: Iltalehti

February 1940 Firefighters attempt to put out a bombing fire in Kajaani, Finland. By February it was clear that the Finns could not hold out much longer, with all reserves in active duty and no replacements for the exhausted troops.

Initially after the surrender in Singapore in February 1942, about 50,000 British and Australian troops were marched to the island's Changi district

Initially after the surrender in Singapore in February about British and Australian troops were marched to the island's Changi district

BRITISH PRISONERS-OF-WAR MARCHING ON THE ROAD TO CHANGI DURING JAPANESE OCCUPATION.  1942

BRITISH PRISONERS-OF-WAR MARCHING ON THE ROAD TO CHANGI DURING JAPANESE OCCUPATION. 1942

The Death Railway, Thailand

The World's Most Dangerous Train Rides

The Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway, is a 415 kilometer (258 mile) railway between Bangkok, Thailand and Rangoon, Burma. More than 90,000 workers and 16,000 Allied prisoners of war died during the construction of this railway, a horrific episode that forms the backdrop for David Lean's The Bridge on the River Kwai.

9 Most Amazing Train Railways

Check out some of the most unique train tracks from around the world.

‘Salt wagon’ railway carriages on the Burma-Thailand railway. These wagons were used to transport prisoners of war from Singapore to Thailand, a journey of several days and nights. Forty men were packed into these badly ventilated wagons.

‘Salt wagon’ railway carriages on the Burma-Thailand railway. These wagons were used to transport prisoners of war from Singapore to Thailand, a journey of several days and nights. Forty men were packed into these badly ventilated wagons.

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