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The men of the line : stories of the Thai-Burma railway survivors / Pattie Wright.

Author/Creator:
Wright, Pattie.
Publication:
Carlton, Vic., Australia : Miegunyah Press, 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
xxiii, 302 p. : ill. (some col.), col maps ; 23 x 24 cm.
Subjects:
Burma-Siam Railroad.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Japan.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscript labor -- Burma.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscript labor -- Thailand.
Prisoners of war -- Japan.
Summary:
"The extraordinary engineering feat of the Thai-Burma Railway, or the Line as it is often called, was built with a slave labour force. A mixture of Australian, Asian, British, Dutch and American men built 688 bridges-eight made of steel and concrete-viaducts, cuttings, embankments and kilometres and kilometres of railway track through thick malarial jungle. The men of the Line died of starvation, torture and disease at the hands of the Japanese Imperial Army-here are their stories."--Provided by publisher.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 288-297).
ISBN:
9780522854831 (hbk.)
0522854834 (hbk.)
OCLC:
179842477
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