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By Yoshihiko Futamatsu,Peter N. Davies,Ewart Escritt

it is a translation of the single identified particular account of the development of the infamous 262-mile lengthy Thai-Burma Railway by way of one of many eastern expert engineers who was once concerned about its building. the writer, Yoshihiko Futamatsu, offers a useful new resource of historic and technical reference that enhances the present huge physique of literature in English in this topic. Futamatsu’s memoir additionally contains wide-ranging reflections at the path and behavior of ‘his’ conflict in addition to his engineering and military reviews. The Thai-Burma Railway took eighteen months to construct and value the lives of a few 90,000 humans (mostly British, Australian, Dutch and American POWs, in addition to nice numbers of neighborhood labourers) out of a complete of over 200,000, together with a few 12-15,000 eastern who have been engaged within the firm. The ‘Three Pagodas cross’ was once positioned on the Thai-Burma frontier. around the 3 Pagodas go is edited and brought by means of Peter N. Davies who presents the again tale to the book of this e-book and the most important humans concerned. this is often through translator Ewart Escritt’s unique advent to his translation of Futamatsu’s memoir which additionally encompasses a distinctive account of his personal POW reviews in addition to his reflections at the battle and its results. Many modern unique drawings, maps and images look within the plate section.

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