A visit to the Bridge over the River Kwai.

A few short hours west of Bangkok and stretching lazily along the River Kwai lies the beautiful little town of Kanchanaburi.

Beautiful but with a terrible past.

In 1942 prisoners of war and forced Asian laborers at work on the Thai-Burma railway built the famed “Bridge over the River Kwai”.

The Bridge was part of the railway system known as the death railway, it took just 20 months to build, stretched 415 kilometers from Bangkok to Burma and killed 110,000 people.

Crucifix: Death railway sleeper and track.

RIP.  Private Kaye:  20th of October 1945.  Aged 23.

Remains in the rock. Hand drilling through the rock for blasting.

Pigeon over the Bridge over the river Kwai.

Annies shoe over the bridge over the river Kwai.

Sunset over the River Kwai.

The Hell fire pass cutting. All quiet now.

Trains still regularly cross the old bridge.

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All photos copyright Ross Duncan: rossduncan@mail.com

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2 thoughts on “A visit to the Bridge over the River Kwai.

  1. Hey Rossco and Annie,

    managed to catch up on the blog over the weekend, really impressive stuff ! great pictures poetic words keep up the good work. Could just imagine sharing several drinks with you two at “The Best Bar in the World” Who knows maybe one day we will …….Stay safe love B xx

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