Erawan Falls, wow! They’re spectacular, the clear blue water inviting, small fish nibbling at feet, a free foot spa. I made it to level 5 of 7, reached via steep steps and pathways through a forest. Due to monsoon season the pathways were muddy and slippery, it was hot and humid on the forest floor. We also had time to ride on a 100 year old train on the Death Railway, aka the old Burma Railway. The benches were yellow wood and it was a bouncy and noisy ride. When we went over the bridge over the River Kwai it was easy to see how precarious it once was. It’s known as the Death Railway because between 180,000 and 250,000 Southeast Asian civilian labourers and about 61,000 Allied prisoners of war were subjected to forced labour during its construction. About 90,000 civilian labourers and more than 12,000 Allied prisoners died. On a more positive note, we ended the day with dinner and drinks on the riverside - peaceful. The day was intense physically...I know I’m going to sleep well tonight #travelworkexplorelove#atraveldiary#atravelstory#atraveljournal#deathrailway#burmarailway#riverkwai#thailand 🇹🇭
#カンチャナブリ#泰緬鉄道#Kanchanaburi#burmarailway#猪熊玄一郎 「泰緬鉄道は、大東亜戦争中にタイとミャンマーを結んでいた鉄道。旧日本陸軍によって建設・運行されたが、戦後英国軍が日本軍捕虜に命じて部分的に撤去され、現在はナムトックサイヨークノイ停車場で途切れている。」- wiki
The infamous "Death Railway". More than 100,000 people lost their lives constructing the railway connection connecting Bangkok to Rangoon, Myanmar during the Second World War.
I always wanted to visit a place where the war actually took place. But today after visiting this place, I got a glimpse of the actual horrors of it.
I could read the names, ranks and the messages on their gravestones to realise casualties in war are so much more than mere statistics.
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* Baton Dog Tag
* Baton Wristband
* Baton Car Sticker
* Baton Message on Parachute silk from a parachute that was used in action - this is a rare item and the same is in all the Batons.
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The photo is the first Baton made resting on the Burma Railway section brought back and on display at National Memorial Arboretum
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