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Panorama at The Bridge of the River Kwai Khwae Yai Tha Ma Kham Kanchanaburi early evening.

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The railway Burma-Siam, built by Commonwealth, Dutch and American prisoners of war, was a Japanese project driven by the need for improved communications to support the large Japanese army in Burma.

During its construction, approximately 13,000 prisoners of war died and were buried along the railway.

An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 civilians also died in the course of the project, chiefly forced labour brought from Malaya and the Dutch East Indies, or conscripted in Siam (Thailand) and Burma.

Two labour forces, one based in Siam and the other in Burma worked from opposite ends of the line towards the centre.

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Comments (184)

Giancarlo Amadio on November 21, 2013

Beautiful photos of a wonderful place. I am very honored and I am pleased to dock your view to my gallery Hello Tiffany, lots of friendly greetings and best wishes for a beautiful photo. LIKE! Gianni.

Ruben Mendoza on November 29, 2013

Good composition, interesting historic info. Sadly thing happens and are clear lessons of human rule as a disaster.LIKE.

Nikolai Karaneschev on January 26, 2014

Beautiful shot! L/F! Best wishes, Nikolai.

Javier Mañana on April 18, 2014

Muy buena fotografía, bien procesada. - Saludos desde Uruguay. - Javier.

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Photo taken in Tha Ma Kham, Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand

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