"Bridge over River Kwai" Kanchanaburi Things to Do Tip by SengQuee

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  Bridge over River Kwai
by SengQuee

Internationally famous due to the 1957 film the Bridge Over the River Kwai, it was constructed as part of the Japanese Siam-Burma ?Death? Railway during World War II. An estimated 16,000 Allied prisoners of war died, forced to endure back-breaking work under terrible conditions to complete the railway, and large numbers of troops perished during bombing raids on the iron structure by the Allies in 1945.

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  • Written Jul 13, 2005
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