Post Tagged with: "Death Railway"

Postcards from Thailand #9: The World War II Cemetery in Kanchanaburi near Bridge over River Kwai

The Commonwealth Graves Commission has done a commendable job in honouring those who gave up their lives in World War II. They have set up and maintain cemeteries with graves of those who perished in[Read More...]

by April 27, 2012 0 comments Destinations: International, Thailand

Postcards from Thailand #8: The Death Railway of World War II

The infamous 415 kms (259 miles) long Death Railway is a reminder of one of the worst tragedies of World War II. It was partially played out on the silver screen in David Lean’s 1957[Read More...]

by April 24, 2012 0 comments Destinations: International, Thailand

Postcards from Thailand #7: The Bridge over the River Kwai – Connecting the Death Railway

There is actually a river called Kwai. It’s in Thailand, at Kanchanaburi located 130 kms (81 miles) west of Bangkok. And there is a bridge over it that was built by the Japanese during World[Read More...]

by April 24, 2012 0 comments Destinations: International, Thailand