Post Tagged with: "War Cemetery"

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

The World War II Cemetery in Kohima, Nagaland: A Moving Experience

During World War II, the Japanese had overrun Burma and were advancing into India when British forces, ably assisted by Naga troops, finally forced them to retreat at Kohima. The site of one of the[Read More…]

by January 19, 2010 17 comments Nagaland, North-East India