Building the Death Railway

The Ordeal of American Pows in Burma, 1942-1945

By: Robert S. Laforte
Edited by: Ronald E. Marcello

Supplied by: Book Depository

Format: Hardback
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9780842024280
Published: 01 Jan 1993
RRP / Print Price: £34.95

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Building the Death Railway

The Oscar-winning movie 'Bridge Over the River Kwai' dramatized to millions the building of the infamous Japanese 'Death Railway' - the supply line for Japan's planned invasion of India during World War II. But the movie told only part of the story, giving the impression that all men working on the line were British. In fact, 668 Americans - serving on the USS Houston and with the Texas National Guard's Second Battalion - worked alongside the other Allied troops in the jungle camps. In 'Building the Death Railway', their story is told for the first time.


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